Category Archives: Gardening

Spring busting out

It was a long, wet winter after a wet summer and autumn. But almost exactly since the first of September the rainfall has been low to average, the weather’s been mild and there have been remarkably few southerly relapses or … Continue reading

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When the leek crop fails

Liz can fit them all in one slim vase: I can photograph them. Then I can have my way with them.

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Tomatillos turning into seed

These photos show our tomatillos turning into seed for next year. First the fruit, still in its green container, starting to decay. Next, the container has lost its ‘flesh’, leaving a lacy cage for the fruit, which is starting to … Continue reading

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Poor man’s sunflowers

Last year we grew Jerusalem artichokes for the first time. They looked good in the garden with their height, lush foliage and cheerful yellow flowers that looked like a poor man’s sunflower or a large daisy on stilts. The plant … Continue reading

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Good year for spring flowers

Liz has excelled herself in getting a good range of flowers in the Martinborough garden and the weather this spring seems to have helped the process. Here are a few examples (all can be clicked to enlarge them):

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