A Strawberry Patch is Born

So, this happened: I'm not entirely sure how. The Husband did dig the hole for the apple tree, which I was most grateful for, but as for the rest of it, would you believe... Woodland Fairies? The Husband believes in The Cleaning Fairy, so she's bound to have some green-fingered friends. Somehow the newest garden…

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In Which The Strawberries Move House

The strawberries needed to move house. They had resided in the super long wooden 'planter box' The Husband found on a pile of pallets for the last year or two but it was falling apart. People always commented on what a cool idea it was and I liked it too, although it was taking up…

Fruit Check-in

After the craziness of Christmas I now have some time to catch up on my gardening and blogging. There are so many things to write about! I will start with the fruit. Oh, yes, and happy New Year people! Our hot, sticky New Year's Eve was spent trying to get The Little Fulla to sleep…

The Jam Experiments

There is something I've been wanting to do. Sure, it sounded a little scary and intense, but it would be very rewarding in the end. I was determined to venture into the world of preserves. I wanted to make jams, chutneys, relishes, tomato preserves and more. This was the year. And this was the weekend. I picked this…