Monthly Archives: August 2012

Making things: a place for things and a place for making

I have a couple of woodwork projects on my making-things list, but haven’t been making much progress with them. I realised the other day that part of the problem was the lack of space in the garage to start on … Continue reading

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Garden Diary 25.08.2012

Planted: Basil. Leaf coriander. Harvested: Courgettes. Very tiny baby carrots. Salad leaves. Other: Discovered that three of my blackcurrant bush cuttings may have taken! Snails ate many of the chard seedlings; but it looks like one or two have survived. … Continue reading

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Garden diary 18.08.2012

In an attempt to keep better track of what happens in the garden, a new weekly note-to-self. Planted: 1.5 rows of turnips in SE bed. 2 rows pak choi in SW bed. 1 row chard in NE bed. Handful of … Continue reading

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Farewell to the allotment

I knew that managing the allotment with a newborn this year would be a bit of a struggle. The plan was to mulch all the annual beds with cardboard, plant potatoes (fairly low-maintenance crop) through it, and hope for more … Continue reading

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Fitting a water butt

If you grow plants and have access to a gutter downpipe, it’s well worth finding the space and time for a water butt. Rainwater is better for your plants than tap water*; and of course you help conserve water as … Continue reading

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The Garden Project: one year in

It’s now just over a year since we moved in to our new house and I started working on the garden. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of what it looked like when we moved in. However, the first things … Continue reading

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The Garden Project: August update

Suddenly there is sunshine, after what felt like weeks and weeks of rain and grey skies. Here’s a quick roundup of things in the garden: Fruit: Two apples on the tree (I took a couple off when they first appeared, … Continue reading

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