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June 2015

Luck be a Ladybird

Visiting mum’s vegetable garden to pick some broad beans, and how lucky was I to spot this colour co-ordinated ladybird larva and …

Sidings of comfrey and joy

I’m en route to my parents house in the next village and stop to take a photo. Who would imagine, looking at …

Nemaslug

Natural Born Killers

  After raising, nurturing and cajoling your baby plants into health, then casting them adrift in their raised beds, there is nothing …

Air and Disgraces

When I lived in a smart garden maisonette just off Bath’s Royal Crescent,  and later in another Georgian town house with only …

Aerial view of raised beds June 2015

Plants on Parade

Is it really only 3 months to the day since I started to build this veg patch? Well, it is looking fantastic, …

Cider and cheddar

Cider with roses

It’s a fantastically hot day, and I’ve been gardening since dawn. Time to stop and enjoy a simple late lunch of Somerset …

Bumble bee Zeppelin

Bzzzzeppelin

I heard the drones of this ginormous bumble bee from afar as he approached the potato flowers. Then I saw him… What …