Tag Archives: monthly jobs in the garden

Making leafmould

From time to time I’ve written articles for Leicestershire Master Composters Composting Chronicle – a limited readership as I’m sure you can imagine. So I thought I’d ‘upcycle’ the work I’ve done and publish them here too. So, Autumn, a … Continue reading

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Yay! The vege plot is Go!

Haven’t blogged for quite a few weeks – May is such a busy month in the garden. And I’ve made 2 dresses and been knitting too. Oh, and finished another module for my Master’s degree. So it’s been a bit … Continue reading

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What to do with 175 tomato plants?

See. the packet of seed was 2 years old this year – and that’s my rule to avoid non-germination disappointment. 2 years and then chuck them away. So, I thought, may as well sow them all. Then I sat down … Continue reading

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Final notes on fruit tree pruning

I think I’ve got a bit obsessed about pruning my fruit trees – still, I think this is the last word on the matter. There are basically 2 schools of thought when it comes to how to prune apple and … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning (and tidying)

First of all to write about what I’ve just done because I’m dead pleased with it! I’m not very good at pruning my ornamentals – never know when to do what. So unless Monty tells me on a Friday night, … Continue reading

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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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Compost City

So, this weekend was a busy family weekend, but we did manage to fit in a few hours in the garden today. Keith continued clearing the space for the tree planting in a few weeks. We have lots of neighbours … Continue reading

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New Year Resolution

That’s  a scary title if ever I saw one! Declaring my New Year resolutions in public is so not my style. But anyway… I resolve to blog more. I know a few people read and follow this blog, but not … Continue reading

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Pruning fruit trees in March – part 2

Some years ago, I wrote a post about how to winter prune apples and pears, based on instructions from Bob Sherman, of Garden Organic. This post gets the most hits on this blog – it seems a topic many people … Continue reading

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