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I have two sisters.  One (if I were to try to describe them) is a farmer, the other is a gardener.  The gardening one, over the years, has been – someone...

Well actually it was last Friday but full of good intentions… No time for constructing erudite essays but just some photos of what’s going on now in the garden   Sweet...

The wind and rain of the last week has really finished off the tulips and cherry blossom – but they have been lovely this year.  Here’s a selection of photos:  ...

One of the tasks I have been busy with is coppicing, pollarding and pruning – some more competently than others. I have always used coppiced hazel rods as pea sticks and...

Occasionally the house is filled with an unfamiliar (to most people) cooking smell, usually during the day rather than at mealtimes.   The smell is quite pleasant, but the ‘dish’ wouldn’t...

I had poached eggs for lunch today.  But this isn’t going to be about the virtues of free-range chickens (if only we could – foxes and resident goshawk preclude the ‘free...

At the December 2012 Llanthony Garden Club AGM I told everyone about our exciting new project – building a natural swimming pond.  At the 2013 AGM on Monday I thought people...

The perennial challenge at this time of year is to find enough of a dry spell to sort out the flower beds ( I use this term advisedly) so that I...

This is the best crop of onions we have ever grown – now strung up in the kitchen and will keep us in onions until at least April.  I learned how...