Even as Emma was planting the first of our new seeds in the greenhouse last month, I was still cracking on with some of the winter clearance jobs which we were, as usual, still behind on.
Not just the last of the pruning, and
the fencing repairs, but some more taming of the overgrown boundaries too. Continue reading →
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winter clearance work has started early at The Secret Acre.
Despite being here
three years now, there’s still a long list of overgrown areas and hedges to be tackled eventually, a couple at a time each winter. Continue reading →
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And then there were three. I’m still not quite sure how it’s happened. We had always envisaged space for three veg beds. But after the great effort made by an army of friends to get the first one going, I’d assumed numbers two and three would have to wait a while yet. Continue reading →
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Definitely feels like we’ve achieved more winter clearance this year. The weather’s been less wet for a start. Even if the ‘to do’ list still seems as long as ever.
Top of the list for this winter was tackling the five foot high impenetrable thicket of nettles and brambles behind the pigsties.
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