Kitchen Garden

THE CULTIVATED PLOT: ENGINEERING WORKS

Despite everything that last March’s ‘Beast from the East’ threw at us, by the end of the month we were definitely ahead of schedule, so much so that I had started clearing the brambles on the next plot! April was blessed with above average temperatures and enough rain to water in the soft fruit bushes we were still bringing from our old plot, and it brought seasonal colour from daffodils in bud and primroses in bloom, both eagerly worked by bees and our first butterfly. There’s a lot of nonsense talked about the best times to do certain jobs; if it has to

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