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Susan's Blog – September 2015 Archive (2)

Excess harvests.

Hi everyone, 

I usually don't have much excess harvest.  What I sometimes do get, I have been known to be rather wasteful and either compost it or feed it to the chooks (go back to last years November blog and the peach debacle) because I've left it too long to do anything about.  But my beautiful Aunt, who I absolutely adore, is in to gardening and preserving local produce big time.  She's been through some really tough financial times (has now come through at the other end) and…


Added by Susan on September 20, 2015 at 19:43 — 4 Comments

Spring is here!

Hi Everyone,

What is spring without flowers?  I always try to remember to plant ranunculi's as I absolutely love them.  Often what ends up happening is I will buy them and then put them in a draw and forget to plant them until beginning of spring.  This time, I remembered to get them in the ground mid winter and I'm now seeing flowers.  My lavender, that had you asked me 2 weeks ago if it was going to flower, I would have said "no chance", is now starting to bloom.  I want to take…


Added by Susan on September 8, 2015 at 20:00 — 8 Comments

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