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Mid-Term Reports

Deadline for reports was about three days ago but as I no longer have someone to swear at me if I am perceived to be late or include too many ‘gramatical errors’ (sic),  I have stuck to my usual report … Continue reading

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The First Lift

These are the days of miracle and wonder, as Paul Simon once sang. The garden is starting to produce, and all the fastidious work sowing seeds, potting on, planting out, weeding, hoeing and slaughtering snails, begins to pay off. One … 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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Late news from late summer

It was a wet end to the summer and I never really got the garden under the level of control I might in other years have demanded.  I wrote this piece back in October, before a lot of other stuff … 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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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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