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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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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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Self-sown seeds

My garden is untidy and less productive than I’d like it to be, but I do what I can and enjoy its unexpected beauties. When you leave things to get on by themselves there are lovely surprises – aquilegia, evening … Continue reading

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Migraine and mint tea

For the last 24 hours or so I’ve the the kind of migraine that isn’t absolutely poleaxing, so in between rests I’ve done a bit of this and that. Today I planted out my runner beans (all six of them!), … Continue reading

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