Category Archives: Growing things

Potatoes

Every window and door in the house is open as I type this. Is it hot with you? I got very red in the face digging up the last of my new potatoes at the allotment. There were rumours of … Continue reading

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Bouquet

To cut a very long story short, we are on day eight of cooking on a camping stove and washing up at the outside tap. The kitchen fitters who were supposed to be installing our new kitchen had to isolate … Continue reading

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May Day

Today is May Day or Beltane, the traditional British festival in celebration of the coming of summer. Between now and Midsummer – a time of elves, faeries and magic – I’ll be writing a series of posts celebrating the folktales … Continue reading

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One day…

That mysterious door has continued to put in appearances all over the country and the world over the last week. This morning it was spotted at Kelpies HQ which can only mean one thing… The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle … Continue reading

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Steam and song

On Sunday, bubbling pans on the hob, we had the kitchen windows open to let out the steam. A soft rain fell outside, the gentle putter of the falling drops punctuating by the occasional ding of a larger drop hitting … Continue reading

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Seed plans

Well, what I really want to know is, what are you doing about seeds this year? My favourite little Welsh seed company has been overwhelmed by orders, and due to social distancing in the seed packing sheds, can’t take any … Continue reading

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Cutting back

Chopping the washing line in half really wasn’t part of my plan when I went out to cut the honeysuckle back!

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Homework

Little Owl looked up from her homework the other evening, “Did you know Edward the Confessor died with no hair?” “Really? Wow, that’s interesting…” A long silence as I registered what she’d said. “No hair? That’s a funny fact to … Continue reading

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A moment

I am not long back from school drop-off, and I’m taking a moment before I head off to my writing desk. I’ve made myself a coffee. Now I’m sitting, mulling things over, watching the rain trickling down the windows. I … Continue reading

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Allotment Update

Okay, I think we’re all in need of an allotment update aren’t we?! Swiss Chard – middling. Growing but it’s getting a lot of attention from the pigeons. Unwanted attention from my point of view. Asparagus – good this year … Continue reading

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