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July 2016

Chard of the Lights brigade

Chard (also know as Swiss chard) is one of those super-charged vegetables that is packed with a high percentage of your daily vitamin …

Purple reign, purple reign

…I only wanted to see you bathing in the purple rain There’s a certain time of day – after sunset but before …

Legumes with a view

Peas and beans are plants that can take time, and often a lot of cajoling, to get going. But once they’re off there’s no …

Tickled pink, black and blue

With my currant and gooseberry bushes only planted in the spring, and the blueberries only recently revived with some drastic pruning and repotting, I wasn’t expecting …

Pale. Interesting.

The pull of the pale… To us, a veil for what these flowers and fruits will become… Swaying high above the psychedelic flowers, bees are …

Psychedelic salad & flower power

Maybe it was the head-spinning euphoria of a sunny day without a drop of rain, but tonight’s pickings from the garden got decidedly …

Lovely Lavender

A couple of days of dry weather, and it’s a chance to harvest some of my lavender, which has grown very tall this year. …

Longing for a linger

June has passed, and I don’t feel like I’ve spent any time in the garden. Certainly no pottering, no lingering… Just mad umbrella …