Archive for April 2008
30 April 2008
Last year I had hoped to break my duck, as it were, and finally grow myself some peas. Unfortunately, excessive rain combined with allotment indolence, leading to complete allotment abandonment scuppered those dreams. This year I am better prepared and more hopeful. My pea seedlings are planted out and more seeds are sown.
Filed under: Mulch — Clare @ 11:14 am
28 April 2008
This weekend saw some gorgeous sunshine with some showers and thunderstorms thrown in for good measure. The sun was plentiful enough to tempt me outside for some pottering around the garden doing a whole host of things that have been scratching at my ankles, begging for attention.
The sun was warm enough to make for [...]
Filed under: Hard labour — Clare @ 9:23 pm
25 April 2008
I love spring.
Filed under: This much I know — Clare @ 4:03 pm
24 April 2008
We have had heavy showers here today. Led Zep. One minute the sun has been shining and the next the rain has come down so hard it’s been like looking through the bars of a cage. Not good weather for digging.
Instead I decided to use the bathroom as a hide and sit with [...]
Filed under: Seasons - spring, Wildlife — Clare @ 5:42 pm
23 April 2008
I’m not a winter gardener. I’m not even an all-weather gardener, actually. Somehow, over the winter, it’s not just that there’s nothing much going on outdoors, but I retreat from green spaces and forget about nature to some degree. Spring requires me to thaw out and allow my dormant green-ish fingers to wake [...]
Filed under: Hard labour, Seasons - spring — Clare @ 5:06 pm
22 April 2008
My recent trips out into the garden have been brief, one-job-per-visit affairs. Sow some seeds. Plant some asparagus. Dig over a bed. Pull up weeds. Pull up weeds again. Notice that weeds are all of the same type as I pull out yet more of the blighters. You [...]
Filed under: Hard labour — Clare @ 5:39 pm
21 April 2008
I’ve been “task mesmerised” for the past few weeks, working on a huge piece of written work for a big deadline. There’s been some time for gardening, but no space in my head for thinking about blogging. When not working I’ve really not fancied sitting in front of the computer a moment longer. I’ve been [...]
Filed under: Fallow — Clare @ 12:20 pm
7 April 2008
Tulips are so pretty they almost make the weeds invisible.
Filed under: This much I know — Clare @ 9:59 am
3 April 2008
Let me preface this post by saying that I have been rather distracted by work over the last couple of months so my potager concentration has not been what it might have been. Honestly.
Plus I feel utterly ashamed and stupid. So be gentle with me, OK?
So, I finally got around to planting out [...]
Filed under: Dos & Don'ts, Hard labour — Clare @ 5:13 pm
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