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January 2012 Blog Posts (71)

Old cabbage with a happy ending

What to do with winter cabbage that has run to seed?…


Added by January King on January 31, 2012 at 22:47 — 3 Comments

almost ready

Although the soil is cold it is not actually frozen so I’ve been digging out more compost from the heap and applying it throughout the garden. As a companion all afternoon I had a robin who was either pecking in the heap or among the freshly spread compost. Disturbed ground means lovely creepy-crawlies for dinner.…


Added by Colin Robinson on January 31, 2012 at 19:14 — 1 Comment

Scone in 60 seconds(ish)

My favourite sister-in-law popped over today with my youngest niece as we are on our holi-bubbles and doing a spot of decorating she brought over a lovely soup which we had for our lunch. Whilst we were eating she was sharing a story about how she loves pineapple & cheese but wondered if they would make edible savoury scones and her husband thought she was mad!…


Added by Stacy Drury on January 31, 2012 at 19:06 — 2 Comments

Chitting Time

Here's an update on my seeds so far and I have at last decided which potatoes I'll be growing this year…


Added by Angela Moore on January 31, 2012 at 15:02 — 1 Comment

Chitting, Digging, Barking & Pottering

Today sees the first day of a 2 week holiday from work, so it has been a day for pottering, and getting all those jobs that you have wanted to do but just haven’t had the time. Read more......



Added by Stacy Drury on January 30, 2012 at 16:49 — No Comments

Raised to the Ground!

Happy Monday folks!

Been overdoing things in the garden again today. After all that hacking about and starting on the rockery the other day I gave it another go. I totally got shot of the rockery and have started dismantling the wall that held it all up too! Boy do I have a backache. . .! Here's a shot from one side:…


Added by Teri Sherman on January 30, 2012 at 15:19 — 1 Comment

onions, Onions and more Onions

Onions, Onions and more Onions

I transplanted my onions which I had in the conservatory and seemed to be losing the lot, due to being too hot and insufficient light, into the green house. As a result, they have picked up and seem now to be doing well, I am inundated with onions everywhere.

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Added by Blicky on January 29, 2012 at 21:03 — No Comments

Hampshire Potato Day

Hampshire Potato Day

It was a great day with hundreds or varieties including organic and heritage…


Added by Blicky on January 28, 2012 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

Making a Start

Hello all !

The last couple of days I have spent making a start on sorting stuff in the garden. There are rather a lot of bulbs that haven't come up yet, so I'm waiting for those to put in an appearance before I lift them and move elsewhere or dispose of completely. If anyone wants Snowdrops or Daffodils give me a shout!!

Yesterday I started taking apart the rockery I made a few years ago. Chucked a few alpines which turned out too big anyways, and some Sedum plants that got…


Added by Teri Sherman on January 28, 2012 at 18:30 — 2 Comments

Potato Day and Load of Muck!

Visited the Hampshire Potato Daytoday.

Added by Damo on January 28, 2012 at 14:34 — No Comments

Venturing Out

Howdeedoodly folks?!

I actually braved the Scottish weather yesterday and ventured into the garden to do a bit of tidying up at last. It was a tad milder than of late, bit windy too, but it's gotta be done! I'll suffer for it later though. Been feeling a bit rough round the edges, probably coming down with one of the kids' lurgies I expect!!

Started off by trimming the hedge as far up as I could reach with the snippers. I hate going up ladders, so the rest is for you to…


Added by Teri Sherman on January 27, 2012 at 8:43 — 1 Comment

BROADening my pallet…....

When I was a boy I was always given broad beans to eat I HATED them my farther loves them which is why  we had them so often, and a consequence of this I haven’t eaten them since. When I was younger I also disliked tomatoes and beetroot but are now 2 of my most adored vegetables, so this year I am going to give them a second chance and see if I have changed my more.......

Added by Stacy Drury on January 26, 2012 at 13:04 — 2 Comments

Onions ready for stage 2

my onions are coming on really well and I think we're ready for stage 2, but what way is best?????

Added by Paul Hearne on January 26, 2012 at 11:44 — 1 Comment


Hubby went outside to brave the freezer the other day and started to burn the apple tree branches (one way to keep warm!). Not for me folks, bbbbrrrrrr!! Barely got to the zero mark all day, especially out there near the house where it is in shade all winter. Not my idea of fun. Sorry to admit it, but I am a fair-weather gardener. I used to go out in the drizzle when I was a young snip of a thing, but not any more. Getting old me thinks!…


Added by Teri Sherman on January 26, 2012 at 11:12 — No Comments

The Garden Larder

Been having a 'shoofty' round the veg patch to see what edibles I have left to see me through the rest of the winter - see more at a woman of the soil

Added by elaine rickett on January 26, 2012 at 8:42 — 3 Comments


Well, it's compost really and not manure. Today I scraped the top off the main compost heap and dug out 12 buckets full of stuff to spread on part of the plot.

As you can see there's a bit of unrotted woody material in there but once it's been spread this is easy to rake off and then put back in the heap to…


Added by Colin Robinson on January 25, 2012 at 20:20 — 1 Comment

Quick veg patch update

My autumn planted veg seem to be ok.  Click for blog

Added by Donna C on January 25, 2012 at 12:41 — No Comments

Appetite for Destruction!

Here I am reporting the demise of the previously mentioned Bramley. Hubby 'got one on him' the other day, as he wanted to benefit from the fabby weather and put his telescopescope up. So out came the loppers and down came the branches, with help from the saw.…


Added by Teri Sherman on January 25, 2012 at 9:34 — 6 Comments

Two new varieties of Spuds

I have tried Two new varieties of Spuds this year

Amour, a great shaped potatoe with a beautiful coloured face

And Sherine, a perfect bright white potato

Both are…


Added by Blicky on January 24, 2012 at 20:25 — 5 Comments

All this MUST go!!

Hey-ho folks!

This is my first post on this new blog I have started. I am documenting the total re-hash of my garden.

After watching a series of programmes last year about edible gardening, I have been wanting to give it a go. But my garden just now won't accommodate such a plan, as it is mainly bushes and flowers, with a mess of a veggie plot. I bought the book that accompanied the series - "The Edible Garden", by Alys Fowler, so this is my guide and inspiration!



Added by Teri Sherman on January 24, 2012 at 8:44 — 6 Comments

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