Seeds and Sowing

Allot of Social Distancing

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If there can be any positive from the current worldwide situation it is the time that we now have at our disposal. We can […]

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Garden Diary: March 2020

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Who could have predicted that the Month of March would end as it did? Over the course of two weeks our daily routines changed […]

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We’ve Bean Busy

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Since last I wrote we’ve had to endure a succession of winter storms which have hampered efforts to get on the plot and get […]

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Horse Power

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We took on our new allotment exactly one month ago. As time marches on, we are happy in the knowledge that with each and […]

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Seedy Thoughts

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There’s not much that January is good for, apart from cosying-up by the fire, drinking the Christmas drinks cabinet dry and browsing seed catalogues. […]

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Plant Profile: Ivy-leaved toadflax

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Cymbalaria muralis: Ivy-leaved toadflax, ivywort, Kenilworth ivy, coliseum ivy, Oxford ivy, mother of thousands, mother of millions, thousand flower, pennywort, wandering sailor, Aaron’s beard, […]

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Where Have All The Coleus Gone?

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  When a plant does well in my garden, I want to grow more of it. As a gardening strategy, this makes perfect sense. […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Cobaea scandens

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  The last time I wrote about Cobaea scandens was at Christmas¬†and I make no apology for featuring it again so soon.¬†Barring a few […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Euphorbia mellifera AGM*

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Euphorbia mellifera: canary spurge, honey spurge To have taken so long to feature Euphorbia mellifera in my regular Flower Candy spot is an unforgivable¬†oversight. […]

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Christmas Flower Candy: Cobaea scandens

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If you live in the Northern hemisphere, you may consider Cobaea scandens, otherwise known as cup and saucer vine, an odd choice of Christmas Flower […]

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