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By Dirty Nails Dirty Nails

ISBN-10: 184803296X

ISBN-13: 9781848032965

ISBN-10: 1905862229

ISBN-13: 9781905862221

This booklet is for vegetable gardeners and nature-lovers in all places. it's a 'grow your individual' guide, a recipe e-book, and a shop of attention-grabbing observations approximately normal background within the backyard. the writer writes a deeply own account of the altering 12 months according to his first-hand adventure and a true affection for his matters and locality. travelling week-by-week during the vegetable and fruit starting to be calendar, this combination of functional recommendation, humour and data on and round the plot satisfies armchair gardeners and full-on nature lovers alike. proposal frightening, inspiring - sometimes hard - it is a booklet that may be taken to mattress as an end-of-day muse; or get dogeared and soiled as a necessary relief to cultivating and cooking home-grown foodstuff.

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The structure of this tree lends itself perfectly to the age-old custom of tree-climbing. In this respect, once beyond the vulnerable sapling stage sycamores become extremely popular with kids of all ages as one of nature’s finest climbing frames and for making dens and tree houses. Leafless in wintertime, sycamores are far from lifeless. The flaking, fissured bark of old trees provides cosy nooks and crannies for spiders and invertebrates. Mixed flocks of insect-eating birds, tits, nuthatches, tree creepers and more seek out these tasty morsels.

It is a handsome potato, sporting purplish patches on oval tubers. They will bake, mash, or boil straight from the ground in July, August, or September and will store easily until at least New Year if well looked after. M A R C H 4 T H W E E K RTY NAILS’ JOUR I D NA OM R L F ALLOTMENT DISPUTE T here are as many different ways to garden as there are gardeners. An allotment field or site must accommodate these myriad methods and values. Down St James over Easter weekend we had a clash of cultures.

This encourages further growth and more underground tuber production in the process. These developing spuds need to be kept free from exposure to light, and earthing up does this job too. A draw (swan-necked) hoe is used to push and drag mounded soil from either side snugly around the haulms. Earthing up is an ongoing job as potatoes grow fast, and his Second Early Kestrel spuds will also need it done in the next day or two. Dirty Nails enjoys the look of freshly earthed-up tatties. Over the summer, his potato plot changes shape completely.

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