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June 2017

Speed plating

The weather we’ve had here has brought on a very un-British jumping of queues and uncontrolled excess in the vegetable and fruit …

A date with a prince

One of the best bits of organic gardening for me is seeing the hierarchy of wild predators develop, and how everything starts …

Berried Treasure

There has been a pretty amazing few weeks of fruitiness here in the Dig My Veg garden. Plants that were introduced two …

And the harvests begin!

You know you’re in proper harvest season when the first courgettes arrive. But they seem to have arrived particularly early here. This …

A mint-tea moment

  I have two types of mint, Moroccan and one just labelled “Garden mint”. Both of mine smell deliciously minty when rubbed, …

A bad case of loose trowels

Having just written a post about garden accessories, and always opting for black if plastic is the only option, I have been having …

Right plant, right place

There is perhaps nothing quite as cheering as seeing plants thriving in a particular spot in your garden, especially when they have not …

New boots and pansies

This morning I trotted along to the Royal Bath and West Show in Shepton Mallet, the biggest of the summer agricultural shows. …

Crocks away!

Everything is taking off in mum’s greenhouse, which I have surreptitiously cleared of clutter and adopted for the summer. I have been …

Thor on Tor

We’ve had a long spell of dry weather, building to a sweltering ‘bread oven’ last Friday and then interrupted at 3am on Saturday morning by …