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Posted: Monday 16 January, 2006

by Rosemary at 8:07pm in Growing 3 comments Comments closed

Dan spent all his pocket money last week on a new book - better than fags and sweeties, I say!

It's called "the great vegetable plot" by Sarah Raven. He got it in Waterstones half price (£10) so it seemed like a bargain. It's very, very good - at least we think so.

We've picked up loads of tips, particulraly about tomato growing. Dan's never been satisfied with his tomatoes, so he's going to folow Sarah's advice and see if he can do better.

We cleared one of our flower beds yesterday. I've never been happy with the planting plan, except for the lavender hedge. I bought a lot of cheap plants but I was never happy with the effect. So, it's cleared and we're planting potatoes in it this year. This will give me a chance to get it weed free and to plan the ornamental planting for next year.

Having looked at the pictures in "the great vegetable plot", I thought I might try combining ornamental plants with vegetables, which can of course be quite ornamental too. I thought beans, herbs, globe artichokes, maybe a lettuce border. I'm sure I can think of loads if I try. But it hasto be things we will eat - so no pumpkins, I'm afraid.



Tuesday 17 January, 2006 at 4:16pm

I've just run across your site. How wonderful! I'm trying to do the same thing here in Texas!

We're raising our second batch of hens. The first batch of hens is in the freezer. I've used some of them for stock and soups. The second batch of hens I learned to buy only hens and not a mixed bag. I had one rooster, but he's decided to move to the neighbour's coop!

I can't exactly remember what hens I have, but I do have some Araucarias. I'll have to go look up the receipt of what I ordered!

Blessings to you,



Tuesday 17 January, 2006 at 5:03pm


I wondered if I might ask a question?

I have a chicken with a hard lump on its foot, on the web between its toes. The scales on its feet are fine, and it seems very well - it is laying OK. It's only a small lump but you have any advice?

Please dont say go to a vet ;)



Saturday 21 January, 2006 at 9:29am

you can never have too many gardening books. . . .or packets of seeds. . . .

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