April was unusually warm and dry, ensuring Spring arrived with a vengeance, underlining the timeless wonder of it all.
At The Secret Acre it proved a busy month
recycling, creating new borders, as well as cutting the grass, planting the potatoes, planting extra successional broad beans and onions, and bottling the last of the cider. Continue reading
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It’s not just tyres we’ve been recycling recently to create new garden borders at The Secret Acre.
For two years the
old electricity pole has been languishing under the woodpile.
In April we finally laid it to rest, fittingly close to where it used to stand, as a new garden border along the edge of the
patio. Continue reading
Here we go round the Mulberry twig probably wouldn’t have made such a catchy nursery rhyme.
Everybody knows it’s a mulberry bush. And they can eventually grow to a whopping 10m across.
The trouble is those bushes of nursery rhyme fame start off life as, well… a tiny tree twig sapling. Continue reading
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