Tag Archives: February

Tidying up

The good news is that I finished pruning the orchard on 25th February – earliest finish yet, I think. I’m planning a proper blog post about it soon, and maybe an accompanying video, if I get around to it before … Continue reading

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Stormy weather

It’s been a really wet and windy winter. The storms started mid-December and don’t seem to have let up yet. On Wednesday, we lost huge chunks of a large conifer behind the shed in the back garden. Luckily it missed … Continue reading

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Tree planting

About this time of year, we try to have some kind of family and friends gardening day, with a big breakfast. Apparently it’s farmhouse breakfast week, so that’s an excuse for lovely local sausages, bacon, eggs from the chooks, and … Continue reading

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Coppicing hazel

About 5 years ago, we planted a short hazel hedge between the orchard and where the bees are now.┬áThe idea was to wait about 5 years, then coppice every 5th tree every 5 years. So last week, I coppiced the … Continue reading

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There’s so much to do….

So, it’s February and I’m fed up. Just after Christmas, I decided to crack on with the pruning in the orchard – and my shoulder problem returned. It was so bad I took a day off work to rest it … Continue reading

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Raising chickens for meat

Can’t remember if I mentioned it or not, but we were experimenting with raising chickens for meat. I decided last winter that I wanted some Light Sussex to breed and raise for meat – these rare breeds are pretty and … Continue reading

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March 2009

Well, welcome to my gardening blog. I’m going to try and update it each month. So I’ll start with a quick round-up of what’s being going on in February and early March. About half the trees in the orchard have … Continue reading

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Space for a new greenhouse

Yay! Ian finished the new base for the new greenhouse – I really miss my greenhouse, although it’s still a little early to sow most seeds. The greenhouse itself is like the world’s biggest piece of self assembly furniture – … Continue reading

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Ice picks

For a couple of weeks in the middle of February we had brilliant warm days and freezing nights. One morning, I found this pretty ice by the swingy chair in the garden. Please follow and like Home on the Hill:

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No more greenhouse

Quite a bit has happened in the garden since I last got round to filling in this diary thingy, so here’s a few posts all together. In late January we had a few friends round for Farmhouse Breakfast Day – … Continue reading

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