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Serpentine Detached 2020 - 100 posts
Putting the delivery together
We are gradually bringing together the plantlets destined for transfer to Serpentine, probably towards the end of the ...
An Easter Garden
A garden for Easter which Gil visited in 1986. It is the Garden at Gethsemane.
Here at “Detached”, we have three fritillaries in bloom. There should be a good number flowering on the ...
One of the reasons we do it
Gil thought a meal of home grown would be encouraging while we wait for things to grow. Each year ...
Propagating the bromeliads
Today was the day for propagating the bromeliads by splitting away the offsets from the old rosette. We ...
A lovely day for gardening!
We and the plants made the most of a beautiful Spring Day. Inside, the broad beans have been ...
The No Parking Tree
Edgelands is a term first used by environmentalist and author Marion Shoard in 2002 to describe areas that ...
Today’s modest sowing went according to plan. We sowed flowers Penstemon, calendula, and Evening Primrose. The Few Evening Primrose seeds ...
Sunday brings our second week of the blog draws to a close and is an opportunity to look wider again. These ...
Sowing preparation and an update
Saturday is sowing preparation day and we got out the bags of seeds for April. We have about 30 ...
Principles of Organic Gardening
We had hoped to run a series of workshops on The Principles of Organic Gardening but these have, of course, ...
Turning the compost heap
After writing yesterday’s blog, we got stuck in to the main activity of the day – the compost heap. Glad ...
Garden Organic Members' Experiment
We signed up for one of Garden Organic’s annual Members’ Experiments this year and we have just received everything we ...
Mullein and its many uses
We took the top off a mullein (verbascum) plant that we had missed in the garden and thought, given its ...
More growing space, more sowing
Over the weekend we converted a 24ftx2ft strip of grass into growing space. Part has now been planted ...
As scheduled, we sowed this week’s three varieties, Campion, Cranesbill and Dwarf French Bean (DFB) French Horticultural. Campion and ...
Looking beyond the garden
After a week of sowing and growing and blogging, Sunday seems a good day to look beyond the garden and ...
Preparing for Sowing
Saturday is the day we prepare for sowing on Monday. We have a plan for the whole season, then for ...
Fifty years ago when I was working in Manchester, the Chairman of the Local Board of Directors, universally known as ...
A Succulent Day
A Frosty start so inside work propagating succulents was a good move. But why is SCG growing succulents? We have ...
Nurture and Nature
On 16th March, we sowed seed for seventeen types of tomato. We ran out of space on our heated seed ...
Tuesday 24/3/20 Succulents and Mirabilis
We are due to start propagating our succulents so today we took cuttings from the stapelia and the kalanchoe. They’ll ...
News from the detached site!
After three years working as Growers on the Serpentine site, we, John & Gil are confined to home as at ...
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