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December Garden Guide

It’s been a busy couple of days in the garden, clearing out, rearranging and replanting a couple of vegetable beds, and planting new fruit trees, while the weather is mild enough for plants to settle in without getting either sunburnt … Continue reading

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Great big garden tour – and November guide

I promised a virtual tour of our garden in lieu of the open day which was cancelled recently, and here it is. It seems the weather agreed with the decision to call off the event, as it ended up raining … Continue reading

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December Gardening Guide

Zone 0: Planning is well underway for the heat of summer – collecting jars and bottles for the summer fruit harvest, while Mum’s jam making has continued unabated from winter’s citrus marmalades through to loquat jam and jelly, mulberry jam … Continue reading

Posted in bees, food storage, fruit, hanging out in the garden, maintenance, permaculture design, raised garden beds, summer, vegetables, vertical gardens

Open Day – this Sunday

It’s that time of year again… just when the sun disappears, the rain hits, the weeds pop up and the fruit trees start dropping their tired old leaves everywhere, we fling the gate open and welcome you into our little warts-and-all … Continue reading

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A Sticky Situation

As evening falls over our humble abode, there is a certain amount of licking and lip-smacking going on, while Andrew nurses a sting or two. You see, we had our first swarm today. The first of our two hives was … Continue reading

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