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What did surprise us was the cherry tree!

With a pond, the new bedding system, and the crops all nicely rotated, it was feeling like quite a different place!

While the buds were coming out, we were ripping off the ground cover and contemplating raised beds.

We bought our house at the end of Autumn 2007. One of the selling points was the big garden – it even had a vegetable patch.

It’s still light at 5pm. There’s garlic poking its head out of the earth in our herb patch. I’m on the verge of wearing shorts for bike rides. It must be…

You know, maybe we won’t get ALL the beds done this year. But we’ll try and make a start.

It’s been a while since I wrote about the garden, and in particular about the slugs. Slug activity seemed to heighten around June/July time, probably compounded by the fact that we had another wet and not overly hot summer. We’d… Continue Reading →

It’s been a while since the garden got much attention (though I’ll be writing about the harvest soon), but this is a little set of observations that’s been bouncing around in my head for a while. Despite, or including, the… Continue Reading →

We’ve been harvesting for a while now.  We got: a good crop of onions; numerous, but quite small, potatoes; a few handfuls of tomatoes; leeks;  spring onions; peas. Not very much of each, though, as you can see, the potatoes… Continue Reading →

I quoted from the Bible’s book called “Exodus” only yesterday – here’s a bit again from the 10 commandments: “You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything… Continue Reading →

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