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An asparagus miracle

Great excitement on the allotment this week as finally (finally!!) the asparagus is starting to grow!

You can just about see the little stems poking their heads above the ground – honestly, I got really choked up when I saw them. 153 more words


Progress Report: Turning Dreams into Reality

It’s just after 6 p.m. My fingernails are filthy, my shoes are muddied (and in the garage), I have hat hair, my lower back is talking to me, and the shade garden bed that I dreamed about all winter has begun to take shape. 345 more words


Weekly Update -- Buckets of Rain

It has rained buckets in St. Louis. The photos from my last few posts were taken during the brief reprieves Mother Nature provided. I’m sure even She gets tired of pouring rain. 293 more words


New plants: Astilbe, campanula and gojiberry

Supermarket plants

Its nice weather again, but as there are no handy garden centres in Camberwell, I’ve been buying my plants from supermarkets again. This time Morrison’s. 111 more words

The onset of Spring

Earlier in the week, I harvested quite a few daffodils from the allotment, plus three or four more this weekend. Here they are from allotment to vase! 161 more words


My New Shade Garden ~ The Planting Part 1

My shade garden is in process! I was planning to work on my entire shade garden all at one time (then share it all with you), but one of my nursery orders has yet to arrive. 1,105 more words

Homestead Happenings

A is for allium, anenome, aster, astilbe and aubretia

Today’s the first day of my month-long ‘post-a-day’ challenge, in which participants must write a daily post for every letter of the alphabet. We’ve a number of flowers in the garden that begin with ‘a’ though some are more prolific than others. 529 more words

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