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Monthly Archives: June, 2015

One plum tree: the verdict

The One plum tree got its name originally three years ago.  For obvious reasons.  It only bore one plum.  It was like the nut tree I had a little nut … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 18 Comments

Kiwi Surprise

We’ve had a kiwi plant in our back yard for about five years. It’s done a lot of growing.  But finally this happened ….    It has about five blooms … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

Drying tonight

About two years ago we bought a simple dehydrator. I was a little nervous about this as I do try to have fewer electrical gadgets now.  Today it’s drying elder … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 13 Comments

Haloumi Delights

“I’d really like Haloumi for dinner.” I said as I went out the door. There was some in the fridge.  Haloumi is a wonderful thing. It’s cheese that can be … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 5 Comments

Verging on the rediculous

I n my journey to work each day at the moment, I see poppies and swathes of long grasses, yellow and blue meadow flowers. Bees and insects abound. There are … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 8 Comments


Jeannie Baker’s book window, is simple and smart. It’s got thirteen images and no words  I think it’s one of the most powerful environmental books that I’ve ever ‘read’. Her … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Plotting Delights

Short and sweet. The plot was full of delights at the weekend.   An inch worm from the current bushes.    Water lilies in the sloot .   Masses of bumble bees.  … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

A winner: Elderflower Cordial

after last week’s dandelion coffee, (It was a disaster ) I’m pleased to report a win.  When we started growing veg and fruit I started learning more and more about … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 13 Comments

Follow a tree: June 2015

The ornamental cherry tree peaks too early. In March she was awash with beautiful blooms like a peacock showing off her fine plumage.  People come by in droves to take … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 7 Comments

Disaster Darling ! 

I’m always busy here with some crazy project. And in general they’re very interesting projects.  But once in a while something goes wrong.  The other day whilst up to my … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 12 Comments

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