Category: Gardening

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Time for Gardening

The garden is beginning to take shape. I did a little more work on it at the weekend, but the jobs that need to be done still keep mounting up, I just don’t seem to be able to find the time for gardening at the moment. The plants don’t seem to mind though and things...

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Aloe Vera Flower

What started as a tiny little Aloe Vera plant about 18 months ago has turned into a monster. It’s huge, looking healthy and has now produced a pretty impressive looking flower spike. It’s been living in the conservatory, but I think I might have to propagate some baby plants from it soon and try some...

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Springtime Chainsaw Massacre

This weekend saw the first proper Springtime assault on the garden.   Gorgeous March weather with plenty of sunshine and very little wind saw the temperatures creep up close to double figures. Anna was working all day Saturday and I spent the day trying to get the garden under control. I had planned on sorting...

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First Look at the Bees

At last, the temperature made it into double figures this morning although it has dropped again now to 9.7ºC. I have loads to do in the garden and just about managed to squeeze in some time out there today. The first job was to dig out the compost bins and bag up the compost ready for...

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The Early Signs of Spring

We’re only a couple of days into March, and therefore a couple of days into Spring, but nature is preparing. I managed to spend a few hours out in the garden at the weekend. There’s loads of work to do out there tidying up, weeding and cutting things back but I feel as though I’ve...

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Hellish Hill Reps

After what was supposed to be a recovery week training wise, it was back to it today with some hellish hill reps. Not that the preceding week was exactly restful thanks to lots and lots of work to do, both website design work and working at the University, which meant that in order to fit...

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Homemade Chilli Jam

Mmmm, Home made chilli jam from homegrown chillies! I think Anna wants to make some green chilli jam next. I think we should do red, orange and green and make traffic light chilli jam. That would make nice Christmas presents. So those of you who get Christmas presents from us, you have been warned! Don’t...

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Summer Garden

Shame a few more flowers weren’t out for our garden party last weekend, but now that the sun is out and summer is here, the garden seems to have entered a pink and purple mode along with LOADS of Marguerites along the fence. It’s looking nice out there today.

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