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A date with a predator

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

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, …

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 …

May – the force is with you

May is the month when the waiting is over. Whatever the weather, it’s pretty-much-definitely warm enough for direct sown seeds to take-off …

Shed alert!

This is a great time of year to clear out the shed (if you haven’t already) and check that you’ve got everything …

Upwards and onwards

Lots of spots in the garden are in “project limbo”. It’s all looking a bit scruffy. Getting to grips with this is my …

Going over the ‘edge

Woo-hoo! Spring has arrived! It’s been a little while since I last posted. Other events in life have meant that I haven’t been able …

Kiss November goodbye

November has been both sensual and sensational this year, from start to finish. The trees around here have been giving us a …

Beds, Clocks & Broomsticks

James Wong (botanist and BBC broadcaster) recently wrote an article in The Guardian, “Autumn is for beginnings”, in which he laments the …