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Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Review of the Year 2010

It’s been quite a year. Successes, failures, yes: but also some ventures into pastures new and a huge shift from allotment owner to back-yard gardener. I’ve loved every minute (well, perhaps not the bit where I lost half the broad beans to stem rots): so here are the highlights of my 2010. In January we had [...]

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Happy Christmas!

Here’s wishing a very happy Christmas to everyone who drops in here from time to time… and may all your carrots grow straight in 2011!

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You get it warts and all on this blog, you know. However tempted I might have been, I did not slope off down the greengrocer’s for a blemish-free and perfect cabbage to photograph instead of my battered and dog-eared specimens. No: I trudged out into the snow and ice, took a rough guess at which [...]

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Unexpected discoveries

One of the best things about bringing a neglected and overgrown garden back into some semblance of order again is that you never quite know what’s going to turn up next. This weekend I was back to the never-ending rabbit fencing (it’s thawed at last, if only temporarily) and heading into the very woolly bit at the [...]

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Rogue's Gallery: Ivy

I can never make up my mind whether I like ivy or not. I had something approaching the national collection of ivy in my last garden – the previous owner was clearly a big fan. I spent most of my time removing it in a rather grumpy way as although it was very pretty – lots [...]

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