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July 2020 | Soil Life

July 2020 | Soil Life

Big picture” this month is my Geranium x oxanium ‘Wargrave Pink’.  I have two areas of this easy to care for and all round excellent plant that fills the low-down areas of my garden with colour and keeps the weeds at bay although it is the only Geranium I currently have.   This is an old cultivar, from around 1850, and is a real garden stalwart.  I only realised just how useful it is when a couple of weeks ago, talking with a…

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September 2018 | Harvest Time

September 2018 | Harvest Time

Hi fellow gardeners – here we are in late summer, the heatwave is behind us and the days are for the most part sunny and pleasant enough and there is some welcome rain now and then. I now miss being one of the crack-of-dawn waterers group who for weeks on end fell out of their beds and onto their allotment plots in a daily struggle to water and keep everything alive in extreme heat. Allotment harvests vary considerably each year…

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May 2018

May 2018

My new friend you see above took up residence in late April. This is the time of year when all the last minute digging that should have been completed months ago (weather allowing) just has to be finished and I do feel rather guilty about digging and exposing the worms for the benefit of my new friend who lies in wait for what my spade reveals. Robins are a familiar sight for gardeners, companionable little birds with their heads on…

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