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New mini greenhouse

I’ve been planning to build a mini greenhouse by the back door. The original idea was to use various bits and pieces of scrap this and that to construct it from scratch, frame and all; but then my parents offered … Continue reading

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Planning the ‘Forest Garden’ beds

Following up from my analysis of where my garden needs some redesigning, one part of the solution was to plant up half of the raised beds as a forest-type garden; or given the size of the space, in a forest-garden-influenced … Continue reading

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The Garden Project: 2013 problems

Following up on this year’s successes, here are the problems that I’d like to fix for next year. Two of the raised beds had ongoing problems with seeds just not germinating, or germinating then being munched by snails. The bed … Continue reading

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Garlic and snails

Busy times over here, with Leon starting to walk and lots of summer fun stuff happening. I’ve harvested my garlic, and for the first time ever got a really decent crop (14 bulbs) which look like they’ll be very usable. … Continue reading

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Back garden fruit

Having rearranged the herb garden, I looked at the vast expanse of 6+ foot high, south-west facing fence behind it, and thought “Something should be growing across that. Specifically, a productive climber that produces something tasty…”. So last week I … Continue reading

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