Monthly Archives: June 2014

purple podded peas

purple podded peas growing with sweet peas, borage and calendula

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ladybirds and box trimming

Awake early, I was at the huerto by 6am and breakfasted on my first cucumber and precious three hanging basket strawberries (Temptation, you manifest in my neighbour’s big juicy strawberry bed!). Delicious, but  hardly sustaining. The task du jour was … Continue reading

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Oh dear – my fear was actualised; the branches broke under the massive weight of gooseberries!! What a dismal sight. I had to do some major prickly surgery and it still looks sadly lopsided. And now I have tons of … Continue reading

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roses and goosegogs

Suddenly there are roses in abundance. And bees. And an embarrassment of gooseberries, such that I fear the branches may break…

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