It’s all a bit of a squash in here

Oh, puns. They prompted Caligula to roast a comedian alive and Bierce to sneer at them as a “form of wit to which wise men stoop and fools aspire.” But my love of them, established early at the knee of my maternal grandfather, lives on. Puns and cracker jokes. I just can’t get enough, and […]

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Potting on: Lessons learnt from seedling transfers

I think that I made a couple of mistakes this year in my naivete and general gung-ho enthusiasm to get the garden up and running as fast as possible. 1. I planted far too many seeds. I ordered goodness knows how many packets of seeds and therefore ended up with so many seedlings that there’s […]

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IKEA Hack: Algot storage turned into growing baskets

Dahlia “helping” I’ve posted before about how every inch of my garden has to work hard. I’ve installed shelving for pots of squashes, courgettes and peppers (and more!) along the only wall that had space. When you can’t grow out, you grow up! But the wall was just a bit wider than the shelving I […]

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