Category Archives: The Kitchen Garden

Self Preservation

In A Jam! Like bread-making the making of preserves, both fruit and vegetable, has been around for time immemorial. To have the taste of summer in store to brighten the winter months is like a shaft of sunlight on a … Continue reading

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A Rose By Any Other Name . . .

Rose Garden With the Chelsea Flower Show in full swing at the moment Alice and I have spent the best part of today edging and trimming lawns in anticipation of a good barbeque summer. I thought a nice quiet moment with … Continue reading

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Rationing Made Tasty!

The Rise of the Humble Vegetable. The constraints of war-time rationing are difficult to comprehend in this day and age where food of all types are freely available, in some of the major stores for twenty-four hours a day! It was … Continue reading

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Garden Diary, May 16th

The garden is flourishing with the fine weather we have had these past few weeks. The early potatoes a pushing through strongly (below) If this warm weather keeps up and with judicious watering I should be digging new potatoes in about eight weeks … Continue reading

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Garden Diary, 25th April

  With the hot, dry weather of the past week a lot of things in the are beginning to be lulled into a false sense of security that summer has arrived. Even the camera objected to the very bright sunlight … Continue reading

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Garden Diary, 17th April

Time is moving on and the garden is starting to look a lot more colourful and alive. Today has involved getting the lawns cut and the edging tidied. I have also got the full fruit netting up. There is already blossom on … Continue reading

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Garden Diary, 2nd April

The May tree is gradually coming to life. No sign of blossom yet but it is a May tree! There are some very pretty daffodils bunched up in the rockery and the tulips are forming up strongly around the tree trunk. … Continue reading

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