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Strawberries

More fool you

“What’s for pudding, mum? Tell me it’s not yoghurt again?” No, it’s, it’s … Gooseberry Fool. What’s Fool?” “Well, you, um, take …

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 …

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 …

A propa job

At the end of August I trained my rooting strawberry runners into pots to propagate some new plants for next year. They …

Under the apple tree

When I first moved into the cottage, this time last year, there were two apple trees on the small lawn. In order to get …

Crumble under pressure

This afternoon I’m more nervous than usual with the ‘Random Ingredients Challenge’ that is my default method of cooking. My daughter has been …

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 …

Alpine for you

It always amazes me that the birds and slugs don’t seem to notice Alpine (wild) strawberries. These are un-netted and -only planted …