A moment of observation

Crocus Speciosus Cassiope in the Shady Border Winter. After a long autumn, long in that often by the end of October it’s freezing but not this year, Winter has arrived. A mild day, more like Autumn. I took a short walk …

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Spoonie veg: Broad Beans

Spoonie veg rating: 3 After garlic, I think Broad Beans are my favourite vegetable. Whilst it’s only a short season of cropping broad beans, those (approx) six weeks are just heavenly to me. There is something about freshly picked and …

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Spoonie Veg: garlic

Spoonie veg rating: 1 Garlic, my number one vegetable. I adore garlic and have been growing and saving my own for years. It’s wonderful in the kitchen, complementing so many dishes, and it is also very easy to grow. It’s …

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Blogging with ME

Last Monday I was in tears feeling like ME has taken away so much from me and made my life so small. Then two things happened during the week that turned this around and gave me much joy. On Tuesday I …

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Spoonie Veg: strawberries

My strawberry patch Spoonie Veg rating: 1 Strawberries. Just the word, strawberries, it sounds quintessentially, summer. And they taste so good, whether freshly picked and eaten next to your patch or turned into homemade strawberry ice cream. What’s more, strawberries …

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Garden visiting with ME

An ME Awareness Week blogpost As this is primarily a gardening blog, I wanted to contribute a post to ME Awareness Week within this context. After some recent experiences visiting some large gardens in Scotland, I wanted to write about …

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