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Garden July 2020

Garden in July

View from above

Kale doing well  this year.

Summer calabrese and spring broccoli

Courgettes

Swiss chard  and Tomato

Coriander all went to seed.

Toms!

Front garden

Penstemons

Geraniums   

This was a great cabbage.

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Garden May Photos

View from back of garden

Alium

Kale

Beds

Earlier May

Lettuce

Small tomatoes Bike ride in Toot Baldon.

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Garden August 2019

Courgettes 

This courgette plant is flying – 1 new courgette daily. It takes up half the bed and more.

Border

Coreopsis.

Sunflower

The chair collapsed under my colossal weight and I unceremoniously fell within the chair. It was comedy gold, but can a funny act be funny, if no-one is there to see the joke? I wasn’t laughing! (It is like the Zen koan, if you tell a joke in the forest but no one is there to hear it, was it really a joke?) Continue Reading →

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Meditation is no protection from greedy wood pigeons

Yesterday, I was meditating in my outside room when I heard a very heavy bird land on the roof. Immediately my meditation was disturbed and I feared it was a greedy wood-pigeon who was going to start chomping away at my beautiful brassicas just a few feet away. However, I thought I ought to try and be spiritual and remain detached from my vegetable garden.

So I kept meditating but it wasn’t a very good meditation, because I was worrying about the effects of wood pigeons. After 10 minutes I gave up my attempts at meditation and went outside to see my vegetable planters. Two really fat wood pigeons looked very guilty and flew off. In ten minutes they had wreaked havoc.

pigeons-brassicas

So I have had to net the brassicas. Continue Reading →

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