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Monthly Archive for May, 2012

Edible Chelsea

Well my feet are sore and no mistake. One of these days I’m going to get one of those pedometer thingies and measure how far you walk in a day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show: it’s a compact site but I still think you manage to clock up a few miles shuttling between Main [...]

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Late-ish spring is a tricky time in the veg garden. Most of the big, handsome winter crops are over and the most you can hope for are a few of the first broad beans and some salad to pick. It’s way too early for the full glory of summer, when blossom, fruit and lush growth make it easy to make [...]

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Having it all

How many times do you eat, say, broccoli in a week? Once or twice, perhaps? Maybe three times if you’re really keen on the stuff? What about six times, or maybe seven? With broccoli soup for lunch and a few sprigs sneaked into the stirfry and maybe even a raw floret or two in the [...]

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Aaaaaahhhh… mmmmmfffff….. oooooohhhhhh….. aaauuuughhhh….. That’s my greenhouse groaning. Poor thing. Once again, it’s overdone it and is overstuffed to the point of obesity. Three months solid of seed sowing, the overwintering tender exotics are still sheltering in its skirts and not a chance – yet – of getting them outside. No wonder my shelves are [...]

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