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Serpentine Detached 2020 - 100 posts
A Military Post for VE Day
The clay pipe bowl was found on the Serpentine site, lying on the surface. It shows the insignia ...
Three pots of Tomato Cheetham’s Potato Leaf, all sown at the same time but potted on at different ...
Fruit status report
We checked on the progress of the fruit bushes and trees today. The apple blossom is lovely and ...
Checking up on Nature
After last week’s bluebells in Corbar, we took our daily walk to Cunningdale to see what was around. ...
Venus in the Garden
Although we didn’t take part in Saturday’s World Naked Gardening Day, Gil recalled that we have shared our ...
From Vespers by Louise Gluck
“I don’t wonder where you are anymore. You’re in the garden; you’re where John is, in the dirt, abstracted, holding ...
As today is the first Saturday in May, it is World Naked Gardening Day. We decided we had ...
Another reason for collecting seeds
Serpentine is great at saving seeds for sowing in the future, sending to Heritage Seed Library and giving ...
National Gardening Week
This is a small part of the garden at our previous house near Peterborough, posted because this week ...
A few days ago, we planted out our earliest sown tomato, San Marzano, keeping one plant back to ...
Delivering to Serpentine
After over six weeks of sowing and growing at “Detached”, today we were able to make a delivery. ...
Final seed sowing at Detached
We are somewhere between late spring and early summer. In the last week we have seen our first ...
A signpost to unknown places
In his book “The Icknield Way” poet and writer Edward Thomas wrote “Today I know there is nothing ...
On our allowed one hour exercise walks, we are looking out for elderflower bushes ready to gather a ...
Growing in Pots and Containers
We have a very exposed and windswept site (the wheelie bins have to be tied down!) and limited ...
When Gil was Secretary of the Allotment Association, it was not unusual for a new allotment holder to ...
I found myself in the habit of just opening a packet of seeds and sowing them without giving ...
Our Easter Cactus (Rhipsalidopsis gaertnerii) is looking good and promising to be glorious before much longer. ...
Some plants leaving lockdown
A combination of a bit of optimism and a need for space in the conservatory led us to ...
Gardening is not a hobby
A truck, a spade with a jacket hanging on it, somewhere a gardener is around here at Sizergh. Professor ...
Preparing to sow
We are coming to the end of the sowing season and the next couple of weeks are focused ...
Spring has reached "The Estate"
Three weeks ago we posted an image of the bank that was brown and colourless. It is now ...
Creating our new growing area reminded us of the Organic Principle : “Build and Maintain Soil Health”, the ...
It is fairly self evident in that we are “detached” from the Serpentine site but the idea for the title ...
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