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Home-grown food

A few weeks ago I noticed a volunteer potato plant in one of my raised beds. I’m clearly bad at harvesting potatoes, because I haven’t planted any since 2016 and last year I also had a small crop of potatoes … Continue reading

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Autumn creativity

Last night while I was looking at some lovely and very expensive Christmas garlands in a magazine it occurred to me that perhaps I could use some of the tired old hop vine stems in my garden to make the … Continue reading

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A turn for the better

A happy conjunction of better weather, a respite from hot flushes and a foul bout of IBS that made me reform my diet (again) has perked me up no end over the last two or three weeks. Looking back a … Continue reading

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Joan’s hyacinths

Every autumn my friend and former neighbour Joan used to plant numerous pots and bowls with hyacinth bulbs to give as Christmas gifts. After the flowers faded I’d re-plant mine in the garden where they reappear every year. Joan died … Continue reading

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Fruity Harvest

From July 5, 2011 ‘Tis the season of pudding eaten fresh from the garden – in other words, the raspberries are ripening! Later in the season when they are much more prolific I’ll start squirreling some away into the freezer, … Continue reading

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