Category: Garden Musings

Rain, Rain Glorious Rain

Thanks Mom Nature! As any farmer and indeed any gardener knows, it doesn’t matter how much time and effort you’ve put into the soil preparation, fertilization, and planting of your crop or garden, it can be all for naught if Mother Nature isn’t cooperating by sending down precious rain! As I write this little musing […]

Our Mower That Just Won’t Quit

Toro Lawn Mower

It’s human nature I guess to try and seek out  a bargain when you’re making a purchase, especially when it’s something of a more expensive nature, and it’s easy to find yourself gravitating to the bargain model, even though you know it will be inferior to the more expensive models. A lesson in getting what […]

Hobby Farm Heaven

Acquiring a hobby farm can be a natural step for the avid home gardener. And why not! The more you garden, the more space you want for gardening, and the more farm creatures and equipment one tends to collect. It’s a fact. It can happen quickly, too. One day you own a solitary spade trowel […]

The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

The Earth Moved: On The Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

This is just going to be a very brief post as I wanted to let people know about a very interesting book I came across when, as I mentioned, in another post, I was helping my son recently with a school science project. He had to make a worm composting bin and we did lots […]

A Bumper Year for Apples

apple blossom

  Here in the UK we love to talk about the weather, and boy did we have plenty to talk about in 2011. The effect of our climate on garden crops has never been more obvious – and apples are a very good example. The start to the year was the coldest for thirty years. […]

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