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Potato Daze

The gardening year – or more pertinently the planning thereof – starts for me with Potato Day at Caryford Hall.  The marquee event of January, Jules and I delayed the start of our golf round to make sure we could … Continue reading

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“Oh The Summertime is Coming..”

What a difference a month makes. In the space of what feels like a few brief days we have gone from a cold spring to the heat of midsummer. The Beast from the East has departed, with last month’s snowy … Continue reading

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Green Shoots

Back to a new term and the new garden as we prepare to put my father to rest on Monday. It has, of course, been a strange time – the combination of funeral arrangements, sorting The Old Man’s estate and … Continue reading

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A Potatolypse Now

“I love the smell of digging in the morning…….The smell, you know that wet earth smell, the garden. Smells like………Arran Victory”.     “Someday this garden’s gonna end…”   (apologies to Francis Ford Coppolla et al.)

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Potato Day 2017

Today was Potato Day in Castle Cary and once again Mrs B and I pottered along to Caryford Hall to grab our annual selection of little chitters.  It used to be in the Consti Club where we would enjoy the … Continue reading

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Warming Up

Finally the cold weather has relented and it suddenly feels like summer might be about to happen. It’s the time of year when I personally get constantly challenged over where I have just come back from holiday. Answer: nowhere. I … Continue reading

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Easter Rising

The Easter break has been kind for DIY and gardening.  With the weather poor in the first week of the holidays, it was no chore to be inside, though painting the kitchen was.  But with indoor work done, gardening has … Continue reading

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