Okie Dokie Artichokie

Easter has been and gone, I’ve eaten far too much chocolate and I need to get out in the garden to burn off those easter egg calories. The weather however had other plans for me. Easter Monday was miserable, grey and wet, I was grateful for the rain though, it’s the first real rain we’ve …

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Muck!

Muck. It’s everywhere, it’s on my wellies, it has stained my socks, it’s encrusted into my favourite black jeans, it’s lodged under my fingernails, it’s in my hair. It’s all over the car, it’s on the floor of the house, I’ve even mysteriously found some in my bed. Thankfully, that’s not the only bed it’s in, it’s …

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The Grand Stretch

Spring has officially landed! The sun has been beaming for the past few days and it is set to stay that way into the middle of next week. Today was a warm 14 degrees and tomorrow is predicted to get up to 17, almost tropical for March. There’s already a grand stretch in the evenings, …

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Fiona Loves Food

I love food. It might sound like a ridiculous statement, but I do, I love food. To me, food is not just that which sustains me but something which should be enjoyed. I seem to have developed a serious passion for food in the past few years, I was much more of a fussy eater …

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Plotting and Planning

For the past few weeks I’ve been planning my allotment, from deciding what plants to grow to what type of beds to use, I’ve been having great fun planning. I’m beginning to think it’s one of the most fun aspects of gardening, there’s no back-breaking digging, no dirt permanently lodged under my fingernails, no nettle stings (though …

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…and sow, it starts…..

Seeds. They’re the source, of life, of ideas, of plants, of trees, of my madness, of days spent hopefully watching pots on a windowsill praying for instant germination. I seem to have spent all week thinking about seeds, buying seeds, organising seeds, sowing seeds, watering seeds, willing seeds to grow. In ten days, I’ll be taking …

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