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A week later

It’s been such a mixed year so far; the weather and pests are blamed. But there are successes. This sunflower appeared, growing on it’s own in a polytunnel and is certainly doing it’s own thing. The stem is 6cms thick. … Continue reading

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5th July 2018

Still no rain. Unbelievable. Frequent picking of the sweet peas is ensuring a continuous supply. After a shaky, nibbled start (mentioned in May), the climbing beans have revived and are in full flower with some fairly lengthy pods. There are … Continue reading

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Three days ago

We’re still waiting for rain… The “picking season” is well underway, meaning a lot of hands are needed, for strawberries, currants, gooseberries, broad beans and, only added to the boxes after the photos were taken, lettuces, cucumbers, peas, calendulas and … Continue reading

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14th June

A cool, windy day warmed up but rain is really needed, hence much time is spent watering by hand and using the sprinkler. Strawberries are ready for picking and red currants are nearly ripe. Potatoes are hoed up and weeding … Continue reading

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7th June

One word sums it up, busy, so only time to grab one shot. The take-home box. It’s so good to see the fruit of one’s labours.  

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Three week’s later

and a beautiful day, ‘though hopefully the forecast rain will materialise overnight as the ground and plants really need it. As mentioned in the last post, it’s not so great on the “chewed plant” front, with the top shoots of … Continue reading

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A week on

and the start of a forecasted few days of “sunshine”. So the sweet peas were planted outside, under cane wigwams which were then protected for a couple of weeks with fleece to hamper unwanted nibbling – evident in the missing … Continue reading

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