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Garden and site update

Site Update I’m using the X theme on this site and decided to use some of it’s special features. You will see some new colourful icons at the top that show featured blogs. More to come later this week. Garden Update   The hot weather is really bringing things on. Our runner beans and climbing french beans are flowering well …

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Video of the Garden

As the weather has been so amazing, I thought I’d put up another quick video of the garden. You can watch it here or on Youtube.

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Lunch at the Glasshouse

Lunch at the Glasshouse Inn at May Hill Today was so glorious we just had to get out, so the top came down on the car and we set off through Littledean, Longhope etc through gorgeous country lanes for lunch at the Glasshouse Inn. It is a most wonderful drive, but not one to be taken at speed. Most of …

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The vegetable Garden

The Vegetable Garden in June Despite the peculiar weather the vegetable garden is doing very well. We have been eating lettuce, new potatoes, strawberries, spring onions and carrots for the last few weeks. Today I have planted aubergines and sown 3 rows of swedes and some turnips. The tomatoes are now flowering well. This year as an experiment we have …

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Planting more greens and root veg

New Planting I have been planning to plant more this weekend, but I need a bit of space. We had already planned to start digging up the new potatoes and after last nights winds here in the forest of dean they are looking a mite dishevelled so we will be starting on Friday to harvest them. We have broccoli ready …

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Get your Forest of Dean Business noticed

Free Listings in the Forest of Dean Directory Our free directory is doing much better than I expected. Today I have just looked at the number of hits that our listings have had and it is astonishingly high. There are other forest directories out there, but most charge and very few of them seem to be updated, so why not …

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No need to regiment the garden

You don’t have to have neat rows of 1 item There is No need to regiment the garden. We have planned out our garden using the old cottage garden idea. I’ve never seen why the vegetable garden can’t be as attractive as the rest, and why separate it all ? You can see on he picture on the left that …

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Planting the pretty bits

Gardening in the Forest of Dean May Plantings I have been concentrating on the vegetable garden up until now, but the warm weather has encouraged us to get the planters filled up with the pretty flowers. We have planted impatiens , begonias , geraniums and most of the usual garden plants. The garden is certainly changing a lot now the …