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My first vegetable!

My first vegetable!Yes, we all start somewhere and for me it was carrots. Why? Well that was simply down to the taste, lightly boiled, diced and with a knob of butter mixed in to bring out the flavour. I can still almost taste them today. How did I set about growing them? Well it was certainly in […]

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Blueberries

BlueberriesI’ve always been a fan, since childhood, when I saved pocket money to buy “black tongue fruit pies”, but these where the European variety which we called whimberries. How best to grow them, well the first and most important rule is they need acid soil, and here our hard water always indicates lime, so you […]

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May in the Garden

May in the GardenAfter Aprils mad rush of jobs you would hope for a slow down in May, think again! On top of all the other things we could do we now have grass growing so quickly that you need to cut it twice a week and the weeds are on steroids. April was a very dry month […]

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Long, hot, and dry Summer ahead !

Long, hot, and dry Summer ahead !April showers have not been sufficient to send a surge of growth, weeds are barely peeping through, when this should be the busiest time of the year. Only yesterday I was cutting turfs away to transplant some hazel and found the ground underneath was bone dry. If the long range forecast is to believed then […]

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The difficult one!

The difficult one!There’s always one plant that no matter how hard you try always seems to be difficult.  For me its sweet peppers. Yes, they need an early start to be producing in mid summer, but a warm window sill, even with a backing frame of silver foil is not enough to promote steady growth, go to […]

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