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Mid Winter memories

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Our most lovely and excellent chefesse with one of her magnificent creations – all Milkwood’s own

Being a citizen of both hemispheres this post has two purposes : to inspire my family and friends up there in the world (for whom summer is just beginning … we hope – may you be blessed with a Milkwood Bounty this year); and for my antipodean friends and colleagues, as we venture out into frosty mornings to remind us of warmer days and copious crops. Continue reading

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Week 33 in the OMG

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Warfare, Death and Destruction… well the latter anyway. Continue reading

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The First Frost – Wednesday 11 April 2012

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Light as a feather and silent as night, the first frost of winter falls and we waken to a white dawn…. Continue reading

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Week 32 in the OMG – Easter Weekend 2012

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Happy Easter Weekend to all my readers … the theme of this week must be Indian Summer … and what better way to celebrate our late burst of summer-in-autumn than this shot of Michael and Sophie doing a bit of garden yoga over the Brassica beds. Continue reading

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Week 31 in the OMG

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A cornucopia of carrots ! We had an Open Day here at Milkwood on Sunday so to cater for 60 visitors + the resident community here Rose asked me to pull all the mature carrots. Continue reading

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Week 30 in the OMG

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Friday morning – it felt a little chilly overnight so when I did my pre-breakfast walk through the garden I took this photo of my morning temperature reading… the lowest this year. Winter is coming. Continue reading

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Week 29 in the OMG

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Week 29 already, mid-March, 3 days to the Equinox – we had a debate here about the end of summer/start of autumn : is it 1 March or the Equinox ? There are various answers – whatever you decide the summer fruits are ending and winter crops going into the ground now. Above see Michael planting out Red Drumhead Cabbage in their soil blocks. Continue reading

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