Category Archives: Gardening

and the sun came out…

Today is the first day that it hasn’t rained or sleeted or snowed for …I can’t remember it’s been so long.  I have managed to give the Honeysuckle a hair cut and fix the climbing net on to the fence. Hopefully it will give the honeysuckle a better hold and stop it flopping about. We have spent quite a few […]

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Planting Garlic

Today has been beautiful outside, bright and dry and perfect for planting garlic. I have three different varieties to go out and hopefully they will all flourish and be ready from June onwards. The varieties are Garlic Jolimont, Garlic Cloves Purple White and Garlic Illico, this one can be used as ‘green garlic’ from May onwards.  I hope that last […]

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The New Fruit Cage.

After much thought as to whether it would be a sensible option and being assured that the netting used would be to small for birds to get trapped we ordered a fruit cage. We were  getting to the point where we either gave up trying to grow soft fruit or found a way to keep it.  A fruit cage seems  […]

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A couple of weeks back I dug up the garlic and left it in the shed to dried out.  I wanted to try and plait it so I could hang it in the kitchen ready for use. Today I made my first attempt at plaiting having read up how to plait garlic on a blog by wwwgillybeansgardencom, many thanks for […]

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