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A green tomato year

A funny old summer. A couple of blisteringly hot energy sapping days interspersed with temperature plummeting days of solid rain and normal english summer weather in between. Today it’s raining heavily again, on Saturday it was warm, sunny and humid, a … Continue reading

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Something isn’t quite right

My tomatoes are a bit late anyway, none have yet ripened. I planted the same tomatoes grown from seed, one group in Westland grow bags on the left,  in Tomorite grow bags on the right. Both sides have Costoluto Fiorentino … Continue reading

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Everything in the garden is rosy – well nearly

The cold spring has delayed the roses which is generally a good thing. The first to flower of the new plantings are Variegata di Bologna, Kazanlik and Vick’s Caprice. Kazanlik doesn’t look much but is heavily scented, I should perhaps … Continue reading

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Grim and grimmer

What has happened to spring? Cold grey and miserable I am not looking forward to gardening today. Yesterday 20 miles east it was snowing, here luckily only rain and the ground is again sodden. I know I shouldn’t work soil … Continue reading

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Trumpets, violins, I hear them in the distance …

This post won’t be echoing the mood of  Patti Smith’s Elegie,  I just liked the line with the picture! (Altho’ it has made me reacquaint myself with Patti on YouTube as I write). This Nerine from Avon Bulbs really does … Continue reading

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Autumn enters stage left

Why? Because the first fitful blooms of Cyclamen hederifolium have appeared at the base of a birch tree. The weather has been autumnal too, rain, mist and dewy mornings. Some fabulous ‘low gold light after rain in the evenings’ moments,  … Continue reading

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Wet and windy start to June

Well for some anyway …. plants are a little confused now as the temperatures drop away at night after our somewhat hot spell. Some of the tomatoes in the greenhouse have rolled leaves which some forums suggest is irregular watering … Continue reading

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