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Raspberries…and not the ones you blow on a tummy…

Today I got in my bare rooted raspberries. Bare rooted plants come without any soil, just incase you didn’t know, which I’m sure you do. I have 3 varieties this year and 5 stems of each “Malling Juno”, “Autumn Bliss” … Continue reading

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Currants – the fruity kind, not the electrical kind…

My fruit bed is getting full now, and I’ve just planted out my currant bushes. I planted 3 different varieties: Black currant “Ben Lomond”, White Currant “White Pearl”, and Red Currant “Rondom”. There are lots of different varieties to choose … Continue reading

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Lots and lots of Blueberries

Early on in winter is the best time to plant your blueberries in the garden. They’ll get settled in their new home during the cold weather, and will be all ready to burst into blossom in the Spring. Blueberries need … Continue reading

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Time to ward off all those vampires!!

If you want to keep vampires at bay, then why not grow some garlic in your garden. They’re also good for keeping away the carrot fly as well as slugs and snails. Now is the time to plant you autumn … Continue reading

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Tidying the Asparagus bed

There is still lots to do in the garden in December, January and February. If you have a spare bit of time, it doesn’t matter if its’s just 30 minutes, get out and see what you can do. This is … Continue reading

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Here’s to 2019!!

Firstly, Happy New Year to you all!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to all those wonderful new adventures that await us all in 2019. I always write myself a list at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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I’m leaving Orion

Originally posted on Mark Stay Writes:
After fifteen years, three months and eighteen days I will be leaving the good ship Orion for the rocky shoals of freelance life. Why? When? Who? What?? Well, long story short, there was a…

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