Category Archives: Garden Techniques

My Garden This Weekend – 15th June 2014

Some times you have to listen to people when they are giving you advice and you also have to listen to your body when it is protesting.  I haven’t done either very well recently.  Consequently, by the end of Saturday … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse Year – April 2014

Another month has passed and the greenhouse is full to bursting although the winter occupants are beginning to move out and the new spring tenants are starting to move in.  There has been a slight swop over with the succulents … Continue reading

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My garden this weekend – 9th March 2014

Yellow describes this weekend – the sun has shone, the daffodils have bloomed and I have had two happy days gardening. Last weekend having only one day’s good weather I charged around the garden and the same was true yesterday … Continue reading

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My garden this weekend – 22/12/13

As a child I had a proclivity for making mud pies and generally messing around in the garden -  as a small child I even came in with a slug in my mouth!!  This proclivity has stayed with me through … Continue reading

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My garden this weekend – 24th November 2013

I would like to think that Monty Don would be proud of my compost making abilities but deep down I know that he would despair at my complete lack of organisation and efficiency.  I have good intentions and even got … Continue reading

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Product Review: Dalefoot Seed Compost

I don’t tend to review products as I feel that in order to provide a good review I need to test them properly and I am just too disorganised for that.  I can read a book, consider a plant but … Continue reading

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My garden this weekend – 26th August

It’s been a long bank holiday weekend which theoretically means lots of gardening.  However, as I have intimated nearly every week for the last couple of months I keep feeling tired. (I should add at this point that I have been … Continue reading

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My garden this weekend – 21st July 2013

It continued hot and dry during the week and I and the plants were struggling. However, on Saturday the temperature dropped to around 24C and we had good cloud cover and a steady breeze which made life much happier.  Its … Continue reading

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My First Plant

It’s all a little hazy what my first plant was.  I have racked my brains and finally whilst staring at the snow and sipping another cup of tea, I really am drinking too much tea but I am so bored, … Continue reading

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My Garden This Weekend – 10th March 2013

Any one would think we are heading towards Winter with the amount of time its possible to garden decreasing and decreasing rather than heading towards Spring.  Having been excited by a couple of warm days and thoughts of starting to … Continue reading

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