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Six on Saturday – 12 November 2022

Another Saturday, and little progress here. The weather remains surprisingly warm, but almost constant rain has kept me out of the garden. Finally managed to start tidying up today, but many tasks remain before everything is bedded down for winter. Anyway, my six: 1. Potatoes Today I finally emptied out my remaining potato sacks. At… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 12 November 2022

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Six on Saturday – 5 November 2022

It has been pishing down in Glasgow for almost a full month. I actually like rain, but at the moment the ground is sodden, any remaining plants are completely battered and my garden task list for autumn severely delayed. I have had onion sets and garlic ready to plant since the end of September, but… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 5 November 2022

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Six on Saturday – 20 August 2022

Only a few garden tasks done today, as I am conserving my energy for tackling more to-dos tomorrow. Perhaps some tidying, seed-sowing, digging and maybe, some propagation. As ever, if you’d like to explore other gardens head over to The Propagator’s blog and enjoy reading through the comments. The participant’s guide is here. The Un-sown… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 20 August 2022

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Six on Saturday – 13 August 2022

Today started with rain, but after a cooling period, has turned into another scorcher. These cloudless sunny days have been lovely, but the hotter temperatures are a bit of a struggle. Instead of attempting to work through it, I completed my garden tasks this morning and am now basking in the shade while enjoying this… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 13 August 2022

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Plan, Plan, Plan: The importance of garden planning

Historically, planning has not been my strong suit. Like anyone beginning a new project, or new year resolution, I generally start strong before finding it difficult to keep track of the situation and progress. I find this particularly when sowing seeds - where will they go? How do I sow them in succession? And so… Continue reading Plan, Plan, Plan: The importance of garden planning

Weigela blooms
What is that? Plant identification

What is that? Identifying Plants

I frequently spot plants, colourful ones, ones with a pleasing scent, an interesting shape that I’d like to know more about. What is that? Is it easy to grow? Would it work in my garden?  While carrying round a massive reference books on all plants is impractical, there are resources available at (many) people’s fingertips… Continue reading What is that? Identifying Plants

Bothby Blonde cucumber plants
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Polytunnels and Growing: 2021

Having, for several years, dreamt of having a garden, I had quite a few ideas of the fruit and veg I wanted to grow. After removing the trees and clearing the old parking spot and concrete slabs, I spent some time thinking about the space and what seeds I wanted to start. The wasteland that… Continue reading Polytunnels and Growing: 2021

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Garden Failures…

A few failures! As always with my balcony garden, there are a few things I try which don’t work out. I cannot deny that I may have been overly ambitious in trying to pack as many plants into the space as possible, making it difficult to access and properly check each one for issues. 1st… Continue reading Garden Failures…