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Iamblichus’s Garden

Gardening is much on my mind of late. Hardly any surprise, as it is spring here in the northern hemisphere and Storm Hannah has just made short work of my French Bean sprouts!! (Luckily, we have two million and five seeds ready to be resown).

To say that gardening has been much on my mind is a polite way of saying that our little UK council-house 12X20 ft plot has been occupying me. It occupies my ponderings, I fantasize about what the garden could look like with this or that plant in place, I try to pre-cognate the pitfalls (note: didn’t bloody well see Storm Hannah coming though…).

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Garden Update: Spring

Once again, you lucky few, it is time for the obligatory legume post.

About a month late this year [no laughing at the back] because WINTER OF DOOM. But the ball is now rolling with Broad Beans sprouting (resisted the urge to plant a billion Broad Beans this year, y’see – learnin’); Sweet Peas on the up; Suspicious Peas in the black; and now for the rest of last year’s bean haul. All of the above seeds were saved from our little plot, thanks to the wonderful advice and curation of the Real Seed Collection – who are absolutely great, and apparently grow down the coast from us!

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