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Urban Farm – June 8th – 2015

Well, I have been away  from my garden for getting on for a week as I have been on tour with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to the Czech Republic. We had a great time there but some doubts had … Continue reading

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Another Use For The Tuba!

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Urban Farm 2014- Arrival Of The French Or String Beans And Appearance Of The First Runner Beans 14th July…

Today saw the opportunity to pick our first French beans. Only a small handful, but we have to start somewhere! Of, course they will will produce in abundance from now until October. Our American cousins refer to these very tasty … Continue reading

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Sweet Peas…

These have been a struggle this year, but it has been worth ‘wrestling’ with them. I only got the first flower a month late but they have finally got going. Such a beautiful flower, and great for attracting bees etc…

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Runner Bean Plants ‘Dropping’ Flowers but not Producing Beans!!!

I have read and heard about this problem for years but this year is the first time I have encountered it, personally. The runner beans are simply dropping all their flowers leaving funny looking stalks on the branches where there … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Labour

Everything on the urban farm has been a little late coming this year. I have had an abundance of strawberries and the herbs have done very well, to be fair. We are nearing the end of July now so I … Continue reading

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The Nasturtiums are Starting to Bloom on the Urban Farm

Aside from being a very beautiful flower/herb the nasturtium is useful in so many ways. Caterpillars and all those nasty critters prefer munching nasturtiums to all your produce. They are also easy to see and dispose of on the smooth … Continue reading

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Here come the bees…

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