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Pond, RIP

One of my bright garden-related plans was to build a pond. Not a fish pond – I’m not crazy about fish (I prefer either watching them flit around coral reefs 18 m underwater, or eating them in artfully arranged slices … Continue reading

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Gardening…

The lovely garden people came and planted lawn and lots of plants in our garden. Some before and after pictures…. Before: Kolya (just out of bed, and wearing his Thomas the Tank Engine pyjamas – a gift from his granny … Continue reading

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Winter veggie garden

I got surprised today by a large head of broccoli. Not every day you can say that 🙂 (Note Kolya looking intently at the mud in the spinach bed. Five minutes later he was covered in the stuff.) Turnips and … Continue reading

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My not-quite allotment

Last week, I took a homegrown salad along to Kerry and Matt’s New Year’s thingy. Matt pointed out that if you take land value in Bantry Bay into account, this might be the most expensive lettuce, leaf for leaf, in … Continue reading

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Allotment progress!

So I’ve managed to put in a couple of hours each day, just a little digging (and a lot of meeting the neighbours and making new friends). Even Nikolai got into it today, and we’re well proud of our progress … Continue reading

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My allotment!

So you want people to be friendly to you on British buses? Try being 8 months pregnant and carrying a garden fork. (Wearing wellies helps too.) Everyone smiles. Old ladies ask you whether you’ve planted tomatoes yet. Old men will … Continue reading

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