Monthly Archives: July 2019

furry visitors

So glad the bees are arriving… they have not been much in evidence until now. And a pretty new visitor enjoying the scent where the nepeta had just been cut back. Daily harvest, with an early tomato, Noire de Crimée; … Continue reading

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blackcurrant pie

Here’s what happened to those blackcurrants! Very short pastry. Delicious, if not elegant.

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up with the lark

At the huerto at 6 this morning; chilly but happy-making. Berry picking and watering, accompanied by birdsong.

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with warmth, abundance

Today’s first picking of potatoes (second earlies), garlic dried in the greenhouse now ready for use – and delightful baby broad beans, so tender they are even delicious raw. The recent warmth has prompted massive growth – all around, the … Continue reading

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