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Pumpkin explosion

Very exited about my pumpkin explosion. Loads of them My next two beds are ready to be filled, and I look forward to a bumper crop of this furry type of ginger flavoured pumpkin that seems to grow wild in … Continue reading

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Garden fail … er … experiments

There are no garden failures, only experiments and never has this been so true as in my backyard farm.  All my “mistakes” confront me daily, but since I’m the kind of person that can only learn the hard way, I’m … Continue reading

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Foiling the critters – a full time job

The new soil is in the raised beds and the seeds are already sprouting. Unfortunately I had to cover the beds with fairly unsightly chicken wire for three reasons : Reason 1 who is astonished that he has no access … Continue reading

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Even my hair hurts

Warning to prospective home buyers 1) do not buy a house that is part of an estate and 2)  find out the terms of the tenant’s lease before you sign the offer.  You will thank me. Anyway, it’s done, my … Continue reading

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Waiting for the rain

It’s almost the end of May and it hasn’t rained.  The next crop is in the ground and the farmers are tearing their hair out.  It starts looking hopeful, clouds yay and then the sun comes out and the rain … Continue reading

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Mad persons and solid rock

I am fully aware of just how mad this is.  This is my outhouse, the theory is that placing my peas here will provide support so the trellis doesn’t blow down in the hectic winds we get in these ‘ere … Continue reading

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