Monthly Archives: December 2015

Learning to garden (13) – The Horseradish Experience

I like strong tasting foods such as garlic, chilies and horseradish.  We’ve achieved a vague kind of self-sufficiency in garlic over the past few years and produced the occasional chili, so when I saw a “horseradish bone” in Waitrose for … Continue reading

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Learning to garden (12) – Turn, turn, turn

I remember Judy Collins from the late sixties and early seventies when I was a teenager, then the songs were nice, especially if one was with a young woman, some decades later, I realize the value and beauty of the … Continue reading

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Wood – Then and Now

Maybe the theme of this post is lost knowledge or it could be the old order yielding to the new.  My house was built in 1901 and like most houses has had times of love and neglect, I neglected it … Continue reading

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  A couple of years ago my wife rented a holiday flat on the south coast for a significant birthday.  It was comfortable despite being over embellished and lacking a decent frying pan, but the garden was perfect.  I  would … Continue reading

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Learning to garden (10) – Wrapping the composter in bubble wrap

This was as bizarre as gift wrapping an elephant and almost as difficult. I was an engineering student in the in the 1970s when the price of crude oil went from “cheap” to “expensive”.  The assumption was that “proper” fuel … Continue reading

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