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Last Coat on the Bedroom Floor and a Mammoth Rhubarb Harvest

Today I got the last coat on the bedroom floor. I decided to fill the gaps between the sheets and I am glad I did. For once I read the instructions on the tin which said to fill after the … Continue reading

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Excess Tomatoes

We are currently harvesting tomatoes faster than we can eat them which is a very pleasant problem to have. The solution to this is simplicity its self. Get out the Ball Blue Book and bottle away. Last year I bottled … Continue reading

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First Tomatoes for the year

This years tomatoes have finally begun to ripen. They have been slow as it has been too cool this summer for them to ripen. To say they are the first tomatoes for the year is also a bit untrue, I … Continue reading

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Raised garden bed

In preparation for planting the 2015 garlic crop I have built a new raised garden bed. Theses beds are a perfect height for sitting on hence the boarder around the top which makes planting garlic very comfortable. There are 2 … Continue reading

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Tomato Hedge

Our tomatoes are growing extremely well this year, These are Italian heritage varieties Costoluto Genovese and Periforme Abruzzese. They have gone nuts and as you can see are over 6′ tall and still going, nicely hedging the front door. The … Continue reading

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2014 Garlic Harvest & Tagasaste In Flower

OiOi, We have had a few hot days and no rain so I took the opportunity to harvest this years garlic. I has gone very well lots of fabulous large bulbs of Daves Favourite. It is actually Russian Red Rocambole … Continue reading

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Monster Rhubarb

Well what do you do when the world gets all topsy turvy? Garden I say. Here is todays monster rhubarb harvest, the knife is for size comparison. And some more all wrapped in a Christmas bow as a gift for … Continue reading

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Second wall in the toilet tiled and the roses are Bloomin’ Lovely.

OiOi, After a couple of weeks of life getting in the way of house building I cracked on yesterday and tiled another wall in the toilet. I am getting faster this wall only took me half a day. The next … Continue reading

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Roses are bloomin’ wonderful

What can I say , we love roses. And they are going mad at the moment. I have 3 types so far, one was a house visiting gift from the Bell-Warrens. Its label blew away so I have no idea … Continue reading

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Tagasaste – Tree Lucerne

Tagasaste or tree lucerne from what I have read on the internet is perhaps one of the must have plants in any organic/biodynamic/permaculture system. The combination of DROUGHT PROOF stock fodder, bee fodder, nitrogen fixing, chook fodder, high protein seed, … Continue reading

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