Category Archives: Planting

Autumn Planting

I guess its about time I wrote something about gardening, so here goes. With autumn colours spreading through woodlands, and some trees and shrubs already loosing their leaves, you might be forgiven for thinking there’s not much interest left in … Continue reading

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Nature’s Autumn Harvest

I was planning to write about planting for autumn interest, but I got distracted while walking the dog – I just picked a whole bag of sloes.  I find it curious that there are such copious quantities of sloes still … Continue reading

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Plants Make You Feel Better

Whilst readers of this blog may be happy to accept, without “proof”, that plants improve how you feel, many others remain sceptical.  But there is actually a fair bit of sound scientific evidence to support the link between having plants … Continue reading

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Growing Grapes in Hampshire

Over the years Judy’s brother Tim has been involved in most aspects of wine production, and he retains an interest in a small vineyard of a few acres in west Hampshire.  Yesterday was “grape picking day” and I, along with … Continue reading

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Right tree, wrong location?

I thought I would share some thoughts prompted by a row of oak trees (Quercus robur) that I often pass whilst walking the dog.  This particular row of trees comprises some fine specimens, but also several rather poor examples, and … Continue reading

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