Author Archives: Ruth Paris

About Ruth Paris

Leadership & executive coach, based near Farnham, Surrey, UK. Love my garden and organic allotment / potager.

May the long time sun shine upon youAll love surround youAnd the pure light within youGuide you all the way on * *Mike Heron – The Incredible String Band (1968)

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easy allotment supper

And here below is today’s harvest, all looking good apart from the gnarly carrots which, although the root flies got to them, still taste lovely – excellent for soffritto base.

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rosy posy

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july smiles

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high dry summer

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grow grow grow

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golden sweet + peonies = joy

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intensity

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the green fuse

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower Drives my green age. Dylan Thomas

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spring feast

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hungry gap harvest

No dig parsnips – surprisingly straight and large, considering the dense clay soil… What do you want to do ? New mailCopy

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biodynamic preparation 500

As the full moon approaches, yesterday seemed a good time to apply this year’s horn manure preparation; stirring diligently for an hour, creating vortices to ‘enliven’ the rainwater. Sprinkling it over the soil with fragrant branches of bay was suitably … Continue reading

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tiny posy

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leaping into action

Making best use of this extra leap year day, and catching up after so many days (weeks?) of rain, there was a flurry of activity at the huerto. Greenhouse glass cleaned inside and out; such a difference to the light. … Continue reading

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a hungry visitor

Just look what I found in the greenhouse! What do you want to do ? New mailCopy And then this… A hungry ratty I suspect, judging by the size of the hole and the teeth marks! I took the precaution … Continue reading

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a winter gratin

Amid the wintry desolation I was happily surprised yesterday to find this array of vegetables, L to R: cabbage, chioggia & golden beetroot, parsnip, kholrabi and celeriac. What do you want to do ? New mailCopy And thanks to my … Continue reading

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let them eat kale!

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red and ready

The ancient wheelbarrow had become nearly impossible to use as the tyre had somehow accumulated heavy debris inside which was making it very difficult to manoeuvre, impossible to reverse and characterised by a disconcertinly loud clunking noise! By adroit use … Continue reading

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summer’s last hurrah

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tomato themed lunch

Feeling rather pleased with my first focaccia with Sungold tomatoes, even though it was a right old fiddle to make! It was delicious alongside tomato soup, all ingredients freshly picked today – a good way to use up rather a … Continue reading

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