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Asparagus crowns planted in the autumn.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Willetts Jul 20, 2012. 3 Replies

Would any of you lovely people have any experience of planting asparagus crowns in the autumn rather than spring.We are in the process of building a raised bed which will be filled with rotted manure…Continue

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Posted on January 5, 2013 at 14:39 0 Comments


According to my old 'Practical gardening & food production in pictures' book, which will now be known as PG for short, there are a number of jobs for me to complete this month.

I would like to have a more productive plot this year & there is nothing wrong with some good old fashioned advice.

January work

Turn over vacant soil, add lime if your gound needs it, spread manure during frosts, order seeds.

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Thinking of trees.

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 9:05 1 Comment

Now that I have sorted out the vegetable patch for next year my attention is turning to trees. I need more fruit trees.

If I ask the under gardener nicely to build me some sort of contraption, I would have the space for some cordons. Nothing too elaborate you understand, but needs must. Also this gardening lark is quite addictive.

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A harvest for me ( & to share)

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:22 1 Comment

I am unable to lie so I have to admit my harvest took place later on last night. However it is being classed as today's harvest. Look -

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Pottering in the greenhouse & other items.

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 8:30 0 Comments


It's a grand morning outside, a pleasure to stroll round the garden this morning. Mike was particularly amused to hear of my tale in which I tried to take a photo of a bee. I nearly fell into the borage.I doubt I would have been found again. I'm only small & the borage is huge this year. It really is beautiful this year, I should have taken a photo of that instead. If you wish to read anymore please click on…


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