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Rhubarb In Abundance

The rhubarb patch is flourishing! I can’t believe how fast it grows – we can’t eat it quick enough! Lovely magenta thick stems of tangy and sweet deliciousness :) there’s just too much of it.  I’ve been round to our neighbours and asked if they’d like some… ‘Yes please!’ :) it’s great when you can…

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Holker Garden Festival 2015

I’m really looking forward to visiting the Holker Garden Festival next weekend :) It’ll be great to catch up with Pete and Gary from the Big Allotment Challange.  There’s some fab talks too.  Must get my copy of James Wong’s Grow for Flavor book so I can get it signed :) There’s going to be…

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Baby Bird Rescue

Well Monday afternoon was interesting…! I got a knock at the door, standing there was my friend looking frantic and relieved I was in.  She had a box in her hand full of cotton wool and paper towels.  Inside was a baby bird :O he was tiny, wriggling and looking rather sorry for himself.  He…

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Drip Drip Drop

…a little April shower!  I have to say the weather has been rather lovely in the last few weeks :) Not much rain at all.  The allotment needs some though, the earth is so dry and cracked.  Mr.B, Jassy and me went out on saturday, afternoon for a walk along the canal.  It started out…

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New Feathery Residents

Last month I did a guest blog for Laura Ashley.  I reviewed some of their fab garden products :) one of them was a rather lovely bird house. In the last few days I’ve been sat here in my creative corner, watching a little lady sparrow (I at first thought it was a male looking…

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Book Review : The One-Pot Gourmet Gardener by Cinead McTernan

With our allotment being quite small, I always plan carefully what we grow in our limited space.  It’s surprising what you can grow in such a small area.   I’ve been thinking though… wouldn’t it be great to have some fresh salad leaves for our sandwiches, or strawberries that I can just pop into the garden and…

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Happy Furday To Me

It’s been lovely spending time with Jassy and Mr.B today.  We went for a walk in a local park – so many beautiful springy flowers and colours around.  The birds were singing their hearts out – the soundtrack to our little adventure :) Sitting down for 5 with a cappuccino and sharing cake, I got pretty excited…

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Feeling Springy!

Burrrr it’s been a cold one today! But it’s been lovely to explore a local ‘secret garden’ with Jassy this afternoon :) there’s so many pretty spring flowers dotted around, they break up the browny greens of winter.  Here’s what I’ve found…   It makes your heart flutter at the thought of spring being…

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Let The Chitting Begin

This weekend me and Mr.Bee visited a local potato day :) Who’d have thought there were so many different varieties of spuds?  We were spoilt for choice really!  Armed with a list of the potatoes on offer, we walked around with our box ready to fill up.  There were herbs, vegetable seeds, fruit trees and…

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The Start Of A New Adventure…

January is finally over… It was a really strange month for me. I don’t like January, I feel sad after the happiness of Christmas and having to say goodbye to another year.  January 2015 had a bit of a twist… I sadly was made redundant from a job that I loved and worked on for nearly four years. …

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Birdwatch ~ The results are in…

I took part in the Big Garden Birdwatch on Sunday… Setting down with a coffee and some biccies, I was ready and waiting with my binoculars and camera :D I’m pretty sure that my little feathery friends knew about it or they were very shy! I saw quite a few birds last year, this year was…

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A Bee In My Bonnet

Back in September, I visited a farm on Snake Pass in the Peak District, with a group of lovely beekeepers from Cheshire Beekeepers’ Association. Some of the people from the group took their hives to the farm last August, using their strong colonies to feast on the delicious heather in the rolling purple tinged hills, surrounding the farm.Suited…

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A Day For Hibernating…

I’m sat here, the fire warming my toes and my cup of coffee warming my insides… I’ve had a really relaxed day today, the weather has helped… Battering against the house (I’m pleased to say the roof is still intact – I was a little bit worried!) It’s been nice to just slow down for a…