Mar 23
2012

A good bushman

The fallen wych elm on our allotment is attracting attention. It’s close to the fence at one end, so passing male dogs can pee on it. Male men would probably like to do the same. But convention dictates that they can only eye it and ask questions. What happened to your tree?’ asks one. His […]

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Feb 20
2012

Love among the lettuces part II

Regular readers may remember the story of thwarted allotment lovers Harry and the Lady of Shallot.

Imagine my horror when, visiting the allotments yesterday, I discovered that the star-cross’d lovers have suffered yet another cruel setback.

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Jan 10
2012

High winds

It’s often windy up here in Yorkshire, but one night the blustering in our attic bedroom gets so bad it’s impossible to sleep.

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Nov 25
2011

Of gnomes and names

November is an uninspiring time for gardeners. Days are indecently short, and the grunt work of weeding and digging isn’t balanced by the usual joy of planting.

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Oct 21
2011

A Right Pickle

The pickling season is upon us. Gluts must be faced and the idea that vegetables can’t be kept for longer than a week abandoned. What can’t be endured must be cured.

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