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This time you’re really fired. 

I’m fed up with the garden elves. They really aren’t pulling their weight this season. The gravel and topsoil for the new raised beds have been here since half eight Thursday morning. Why haven’t the garden elves spread the gravel … Continue reading

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Just hangin’ out

It’s taken a while, but the wee birds who hang out in the back garden have discovered the fat ball ‘donut’ I hung not long after we returned from the latest journey. Inside, we have the first of the small … Continue reading

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One’s garden

is NEVER done!   But it will have to do for now. Don’t wait up.  

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Magic beans

Or, so says my small next door neighbour: It’s the first year I’ve grown this variety. Some need a little more drying before shelling.   It’s also the first year for these wee chilli peppers from Wahaca’s ‘match books’.   … Continue reading

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Make up your mind!!!

Same hydrangea care/fertilizer as always — but check out the random pink blooms! Everyone knows that too much lime will make your blue hydrangea turn pink, but I am very careful about that as I want a Nantucket-y blue shrub … Continue reading

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Let’s give this

a try then. Nonetheless, we’ll be building a new cage for the strawberries and blueberries once the ‘non-smoking shelter’ has been built. The what? Well, when looking for plans for a roofed work area for the damp low corner of the … Continue reading

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Am I the only one scared by this?

  When I made my carrot (mine), beet (mine) and ginger (store bought) juice this morning it had a rather thick movie blood consistency. Ick. But — at the same time — yum.   I’ve pickled rather more beets than … Continue reading

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