Tag Archives: September

Cuttings v2.0

Sorry for the shock – 2 blog posts in so short a time. Yep, it’s time for another relaunch of Home on the Hill. You see, the main purpose of this blog is as a bit of a diary for … Continue reading

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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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In short, we would like to see more flowers

I think it’s probably true to say that most of the people who came to our garden open day were attracted by the music, and less people came because they’re interested in organic gardening, local food production and permaculture. For … Continue reading

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Mystery greenhouse pests

In an attempt to get more use out of the greenhouse in Winter (and to prove to himself that a polytunnel is a great idea), I planted some winter salad crops in large containers under the benches. My plan is … Continue reading

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Busy busy summer

Wow it feels like I haven’t been here for ages and have really neglected this. I meant to do some more with my craft blog too and haven’t done that either. But I have a good reason – I was … Continue reading

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Gratutitous flower pic

Took this at work today and thought it’s rather lovely. Please follow and like Home on the Hill:

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No more Kerria japonica

I finished clearing the dreaded Kerria and the Lonicera nitida yukky stuff. The space will have a new fence put up and fresh new planting – spring bulbs on the dark side of the fence by the drive, more colourful … Continue reading

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Garden destruction

I’ve just chopped down loads of Kerria japonica and Lonicera nitida. Very satisfying as I hate both plants and their removal is to make space for some lighter new planting. Here’s the big pile of stuff I have to clear … Continue reading

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