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Garry Nixon
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"Why you always thinking, Teacher?"
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Compost warming up as weather worsens...
Cleo assumed this position at the allotment gate the second we arrived: none of her usual sniffing around. Hates bad weather, that dog. So I didn't hang around. There was a new bag from the florist, approx 20kg of green material. I dumped that by the heap, ...
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I have to blog about composting because...
...I've noticed people's eyes glaze over when I try telling them about it face-to-face. What's wrong with them? This is fascinating stuff! To recap, there's been a compost heap in the far NE corner for 18 months or so now, nothing new added to it since the ...
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Vocative Function Research: preliminary lit rev
  A very, very brief search has given me the refs below for initial reading. I'm starting with the grammar and pragmatics. Haven't even tried to search, yet, for CDA angles.   Aikhenvald, A.Y., 2013. Imperatives and commands (Back Pages; Appendix: Imperativ...
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I visit the allotment most days, with the dogs. I take down the tattie peelings, tea bags and eggshells for compost. And deal with any bags of florist's off-cuts - I've been laying them on to the SE quarter of the bed as a mulch, together with the guinea pi...
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Last Planting of 2017: Garlic Carcassonne wight
It's amazing how quickly the weeds appear, even towards the end of the season.
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Old Shed - Before & After
Maybe I should call it, now, the Old Shed Bed? Above, a photo taken in May 2016, when I decided it really had to go . Since then, I have learned to my cost that it was sited there probably because one of my plot-holding predecessors decided the ground there...
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The Glasgowfication of Carcassonne wight hardneck garlic
The Picardy wight got finished off quite quickly, I gave a lot of it away to colleagues and family. The Carcassonne got harvested a little later. And that's how much we've got left. Watching BBC Gardeners' World I got a good tip, (like all the best ones, bl...
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A kind of bastard trenching gives way to permaculture: a revolution in 16sq yards...
This last week I've been mostly re-filling the bastard trench. The earth was stacked up high at the end, so there's also been quite a lot of raking to level it. I've been infilling it with earth I got from the "old greenhouse area", also riddled, (a lot of ...
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Shed Update: Work Begins
Bit of an unintentional tilt on that photo there, I was probably a bit shaky after moving the shed floor from the Southern boundary where it's been propped against the fence since March, to its intended berth under the ash tree, because it's bloody heavy an...
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