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  1. stringing onions

    by , 10-11-2008 at 09:25 AM
    Hello All, can anyone please tell me how to string onions?
    Many Thanks
  2. Sunday 11th November....

    by , 09-11-2008 at 11:28 AM
    Not much happening in the garden except to say SOME OF THE SPRING BULBS ARE COMING UP. They're in a pot near the house. They shouldn't be popping up now, there's a real chance of them beind killed off if there's a frost. I think its because of the sheltered position and mild wet weather we've had (apart from that cold snap a few weeks ago). Well, we'll see. I'll keep an eye on things and report back.
    I haven't been out and raked the leaves as its very wet and so the lawn is covered. ...
  3. 6th November 2008.

    by , 06-11-2008 at 04:42 PM (My Garlic blog)
    Current state of play:

    Albigensian Wight, 1 showing.

    Chesnok Wight, none showing.

    Early Purple Wight, 6 showing, I think the 7th maybe "failure to launch", but time will tell.

    Elephant Garlic, nothing showing yet.

    Iberian Wight, 1 showing.

    Lautrec Wight, 7 out of 7, well done lads!

    Provence Wight, 3 just peeping out of the soil.

    Solent Wight, despite having 14 cloves ...
  4. In the beginning ...

    by , 06-11-2008 at 04:33 PM (My Garlic blog)
    Before this year I'd never really grown anything. It started off with a couple of herb pots from the supermarket so I could have fresh Basil whenever I needed it, then I discovered one of my neighbours had a chilli plant and as I love hot spicy food I started growing chillies. Things escalated and over the summer I built a greenhouse and also some raised beds. As well as chilli I love garlic and my aim is to be "self sufficient" for garlic next year. To this end I bought the Garlic Lovers ...
  5. wagtails

    , 05-11-2008 at 06:29 AM
    Wagtails dance
    Among the flys
    Down the river
    where the water sighs
    Under bridge
    And dappled light
    Among the ivy
    Out of sight.
    Flitting tails
    bob up and down
    above the lords
    and ladies gowns
    ferns stretch their heads
    to see above
    the wagtails dance
    for spring they love
    (c) aud