Category Archives: composting

Six on Saturday: the Times They are a Changin’

Cooler temperatures and blistery blustery Thursday have ensured that things in the garden are very much a changin’, but I for one have no objection. There is something about the seasonal changes at this time of year that brings out … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Muck Spreading

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The Busiest of Times, the Quietest of Times

It has been a strange fortnight, beginning as it did with Christmas Day on a Monday; with leap years, I think this must be the first Christmas since I finished work  that has fallen on a Monday and somehow it … Continue reading

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Winter Drawers On

Oops, silly me, ‘Winter Draws On’ is what I meant to say! Yes indeed, with each chilly night the new day sees more evidence of the impending wintry season, with Persicaria ‘Painters Palette’ drying to a cold crisp overnight and … Continue reading

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Where There’s Muck…

… hopefully there will be healthy plants next year, so because winter pruning the wisteria has been deferred until Storm Barbara has passed us by I have instead been distributing various composts around the garden, starting with 2015’s compost (above) … Continue reading

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