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Bruce Slark
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Honeyberries early fruit and something else.
Its been a long time since my last post so apologies to anyone who checks out this page on a regular basis. Actually I have been out of action due to a nasty leg injury which meant that I missed the spring and early summer scythe season which in turn meant ...

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Autumn Harvest all Wrapped Up
At last the harvest is over, well nearly, there is a tree full of hawthorn fruits awaiting picking but as the freezer's full I'll leave these to the birds. The last annual crop OCA still has to be cropped but this will only happen after the frost has killed...

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Its Berry Time Again
To me its just amazing how perennial plants work with such a small input from us. Each year following planting you get an increase in the crop until the plant reaches its full maturity probably anything up to 10 years for the medium and smaller shrubs. So o...

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Cherries so ripe strawberries red, at home of course they'll be storming,
never mind the abuse, you have the excuse,
you went to Covent Garden(forest garden) in the morning.
An excerpt from the Payers Theatre old time music hall song sheet.

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Blazing June brings amazing crops of strawberries
So now I know just how weather can influence crop size as the clement and warm weather that has been with us right through the winter, spring and summer without a break so no gales no frosts and just the right amount of rain. What's more I think that my lan...

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The Winter and Spring Weather has Produced some Surprising Results
Following 3 rather cold and wet winters, this past Winter has and now spring has been extremely mild, in fact we had frost on just 3 days in Winter with the lowest temp just -3 and no frost at all in the spring. In my 12 years of residence here in West Wale...
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