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  1. A smell of death in the garden

    by , 11-07-2011 at 06:42 PM
    The ongoing, sporadical saga of what came first - the chicken or the rat?

    After putting down the yummy blue rat treats for what seems like all summer, they finally stopped being taken. Sigh of relief, as at one point, the additional pets were costing more to keep than the chickens Anyway, last weekend I put a massive pile of rat treats down, and it seems to have done the trick. Two days later - massive pile still there.... but a god-awful smell coming out from under the ...
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  2. Early july

    by , 02-07-2011 at 12:56 PM
    Summer Sights Early July


    Everything was where it should be, and things were starting to look pretty. Plants were and are flowering, filled with a promising potential harvest. Scarlet emperor beans have started to cascade with reddy orange flowers from the bottom upwards. Lessons from last year have been learned, the use of seven foot long canes means that a nice wigwam of leaves and flowers is really quite pretty. Baby beans are now being harvested every few days, and the ...
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  3. May sometime

    by , 02-07-2011 at 11:10 AM
    Having pottered around for the last three years and bumbling around; this would be the debut Horticultural Hobbit blog. So this is very much about getting the show on the road, what with all the accrued knowledge and what is to come.

    I transfered today, this years cohort of chillies into larger plants. So that is everything that I have grown from seed, now in it's summer position and place. And then I stood there, and thought about what I sew or plant next. I was reassured, that I ...
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  4. Well done us

    by , 12-06-2011 at 09:25 PM
    We did it, plant sale over and we raised nearly 300 to keep us going for another year.
    How nice it is to have house and greenhouse back. Diningroom seems to have been covered in seedlings since January
    The little gardeners did so well, they really enjoyed being shopkeepers.
    Will I do it again? Not so sure!
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  5. Rant rant rant!

    by , 02-06-2011 at 10:50 PM (Tales From The Potting Shed)
    Well it's official Mr VVG is a prize prat! Asked him to put some brassicas in for me today as busy with other stuff and instead of planting one whole tray of something, he has mixed them up instead. All my hard work for zip! I feel like driving over his "everything" apple with his Merc for a berk!
    Can you tell I am seething?
    He's not going to be forgiven this one!
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