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Pumpkins – Just on time for Halloween!

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Plenty of pumpkins or winter squash in 2017 with literally zero hours of maintenance and therefor making it a great return for investment in terms of the time spent to bring them from seed to harvest. With the help of lasagne gardening and woodchip covering we achieved huge productivity with plentiful return at the end […]

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A great year for apples!

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We got several boxes of apples from our kind neighbors whom we will happily return some of the resulting preserve to.  These are cooking apples so we will be making lots of apple sauce and compote preserving them in vacuum sealed jars to use over the winter.us Does anyone know of any other ways of […]

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Old Apple Tree Discovered

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In the spring time and the early summer we had been looking at this tree on our property and we weren’t quite sure exactly what type of tree it may be, although we had a fair idea that it may very well be a very old apple tree. Lo and behold, it is indeed an […]

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Bee Friendly Plants

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We have put together a collection of bee friendly plants for your garden, these include: Calendula / Marigold, chives, wild garlic, honeysuckle, lavander, sweet pea, wall cotoneaster, sunflower, elderflower, willow, borage, thyme, hawthorn, rosemary, echincea, marshmallow, nasturtium, dandelion, courgette and mint. If you can think of any other plants please post the name in the […]

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The old Allotment 2010

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We have come a long way since these pictures were taken in 2010. It was a tremendous amount of work because we were using conventional gardening methods, but still we had a bumper crop of all kinds of vegetables that year. It would have been so much easier if we had known about keeping the […]

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Seed Saving – Peas

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Seed saving in your garden is a great way to extend one growing season into the next. With peas and beans for example we like just let them dry in the pods and harvest them any time before the winter. A lot less work than harvesting them early and drying them manually. Once kept dry […]

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The proof is in the raspberry!

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The proof is in the raspberry! Since it’s the time of year to harvest autumn raspberries, this is a great opportunity to post this picture. Guild planting really does work and even better it has made a measurable difference among others such as superior flavor. In this guild a number of different plants such as […]

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Natural Ireland

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Gallery and video – A compilation of a few pictures from around Ireland with a Irish soundtrack (The Fureys – Lonesome Boatman). Places include: Cork, Kerry, Connemara, Achill island, Donegal, Sligo, Monaghan, Roscommon, Clare, Galway, Westport, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow etc. Please ask in the comment section if you want to know a location of a […]