June 2012

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If we do not have more rain soon and in proper but gentle quantity for days on end then our gardens are going to suffer badly. No doubt we will get a deluge at some […]

May 2012

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May – those darling buds bursting out everywhere and there is so much to do and so much to write about I am not sure where to start!! This month there is no space to […]

April 2012

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Having bought three different types of carrot seed my customer was about to leave the shop when he turned round and said, ’What’s the knack to growing carrots then?’ If anybody mentions carrots it makes […]

March 2012

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The temptation to write a whole article on spring seed sowing is immense. If you have been put off the garden by the dismal winter weather then there is nothing more heartening than sowing the […]

February 2012

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Write out one hundred times ‘I must not go on about the weather’. Well sorry, but bearing in mind my weather station has not recorded a temperature below 3degs C this winter I cannot but […]

January 2012

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I caught up on some reading and learning whilst we endured the sub zero temperatures of late November and December (well, November at least! Ed.). It’s a grand opportunity to use the time when I […]

December

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The BBC will not do long range weather forecasts now and its odd really that as the technology for forecasting weather has improved we seem to be provided with less information but I honestly believe […]

November

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It’s November and one is tempted to believe that much of the garden is going to sleep. On closer inspection however it is clear to see that there are still a few leaves on trees, […]

October

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Bollingey is a bit off my beaten track but I have a good friend, Sally, who lives there who I usually meet somewhere between the two of us but I went over last week for […]

September

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It is exactly a year since my Rhode Island reds arrived and I look back on an interesting year with them. We prepared a large area of grass with wire chicken netting sunk to a […]

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