Bloomin' marvellous
Just-a-seedling Gardener

Bloomin' marvellous

Well, it’s finally the end of the most difficult school year so far in my teaching experience, and sadly, my garden is telling the tale of my very long working hours right to the bitter end....

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An abundance of Climbing French Beans
Just-a-seedling Gardener

More or less?

So, is it all about quantity as a vegetable grower? Or does quality matter more? These are the lofty questions I, as a novice gardener, have been asking myself as I have enjoyed the glut...

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Just-a-seedling Gardener

Relaxed gardening?

The garden is slowly being won back. We can now see the fencing all the way around the property, and some of the big tangles of brambles have been chopped down (my husband is enjoying...

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trees with lavender bushes underplanted
Just-a-seedling Gardener

OUCH!

I hate mosquitos. They have now upped their game so that when I am bitten I get a huge swelling. Last year this led to me missing a school trip as my face exploded into...

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Bashful Basil
Just-a-seedling Gardener

Bashful Basil

  Basil and I have a love-hate relationship. The herb I mean.  I love it but I kill it with worrying frequency, and it hates to grow beyond about a centimetre for me. Despite my...

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daffodils on windowsill, yellow petals with orange corona
Just-a-seedling Gardener

Wet weather cheer

Spring bulbs. I love ‘em. Mostly because they are so EASY! Someone else has planted them. I do nothing, then they appear, like little heralds of spring, in all their sweet, colourful glory. I don’t...

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