Horse Power

We took on our new allotment exactly one month ago. As time marches on, we are happy in the knowledge that with each and every visit we make, it’s transforming into an exciting plot full of potential. Last Saturday, for the second week running, my gorgeous best friend, being the lovely human being that she […]

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Waste not, want not

  I don’t have many dislikes. Of those I do, chief among them is waste. Rather ambitiously, one might say naively, I spent £300 on spring-flowering bulbs in September. A lucky few were planted in early October or early November between business trips, whilst the rest were stored safely; cool and dry under dust sheets […]

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Satisfaction

I am, quite simply, chuffed to bits with our London garden right now. At times the transformation of our boggy, heavily shaded ‘lawn’ into a woodland garden, complete with winding gravel path, almost defeated us. There was sweat, there was toil and there were tamtrums. Removing sack after sack of clay subsoil laced with lumps […]

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Daily Compost Candy: Lakeland Gold

Our neighbours must think I am burying Him Indoors in the garden. Frankly I’d be lucky, as even with my best efforts the deepest I can dig down is one spade’s depth. The satisfaction I’m getting from that simple achievement is huge. For the last two evenings I have been out there until after dark, […]

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One Small Step …..

…. not for mankind, but for The Frustrated Gardener. Having promised myself and Him Indoors that I would finally start work on our London garden, I have begun. Deciding exactly where to begin has been the biggest challenge; finding time to do it has come pretty close. Spending an hour or so each evening probably […]

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