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August 2015

“No dig” at DMV

Despite the name of my blog, I’m a big fan of the “no dig” method of gardening. All my vegetable beds have …

Strawberries forever

I bought half a dozen cultivated strawberry plants very late in the season. They were on special offer, and I only got a …

Where there’s muck

“Where there’s muck there’s brass”. This old saying is something I experienced literally back in my Mulberry days, when I used to …

C’est la vie with celery

Don’t be frightened to try new things. Celery is notoriously difficult to grow, or so I’d been told. It needs rich, fertile …

Red and waiting

A few plants are going red around the garden, I think out of sheer embarrassment that they haven’t produced anything edible yet. We’ve …

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This summer I entered the garden into the Gardenista Considered Design Awards competition. It was a spur of the moment decision, having …

Before and after

This blog is a collection of personal thoughts, endeavours and discoveries, based around my cottage kitchen garden, here in Somerset, England. I started …

Pink and perky

Had a rummage for wild strawberries under the apple tree, and spotted this cyclamen, only just in time to not tread on it (no …

Go wild in the country

I’ve handed over a corner of the garden to the powers that will be. It’s only a small triangle of wilderness, but …

Hauser ’bout some more?

MNM sent through his beautiful photos from the trip to Hauser and Wirth’s Piet Oudolf garden in Bruton, and I thought they were well …

Spot the difference

Both of these front-of-bed crops have had a hair cut to encourage some fresh new growth. Both are 10 plants each, of …

Oh, two bee in England…

Today I had fun trying to photograph bees with an iPad. There were so many of them, so I was trying to …

Let’s get it on

I’m no expert, but I’m not leaving anything to chance with the pumpkins, and have been doing a bit of matchmaking. Pumpkin …