Category Archives: gardening

veg box

This year I’m making my summer window boxes entirely edible and have planted them up with cherry tomatoes, basil, marojam, thyme, alpine strawberries and geraniums, nasturtiums and marigolds, the latter for their petals to liven up a season of salad eating. … Continue reading

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It’s weeks since my last post and so here I am at not yet 6am on a Sunday morning, which I have discovered is the best time for writing – no else is up, there’s no Cbeebies noise and I’m just … Continue reading

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turning green, I really think so

Sorry for parodying this old Vapors song but it’s been a day of  80’s reminiscense. Plus I’m trying to liven up what could be a dull post about recycling. Yesterday Southwark finally agreed to take away our green rubbish bin. That means from now on everything we discard needs … Continue reading

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Doing the Lambeth Tree Walk

Lately we have been spending our Sundays in Lambeth because Eve and Leah are doing a dance course at the wonderful Siobhan Davies Studios, next door to the Imperial War Museum. Sunday’s warm and sunny weather inspired us to do … Continue reading

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August is………

bathing outside harvesting dinner cardigan free (hopefully) savouring every single sunny day

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Johnny Town Mouse

“It sounds rather a dull place. What do you do when it rains?” I have always shared  Johnny Town -Mouse‘s view of the countryside and even as a child thought Timmy the Country Mouse’s fear of the noise and clatter of the … Continue reading

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Only the red ones

In April and May we sowed courgettes and tomatoes Now we have lots and lots and lots of yellow courgettes. It’s so true that two courgette plants will produce enough courgettes for a family of four And the tomatoes? Well, … Continue reading

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