Author Archives: Ruth Paris

About Ruth Paris

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

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 What do you want to do ? New mailCopy

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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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blue dream of sky

“I thank you god for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” – e.e. cummings

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hooray

We won the best plot 2019 🙂

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abundance

Munchkin pumpkins and Crown Prince squash. Note my very first aubergine! I’m rather pleased to have grown it successfully 🙂

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up and over

Onion harvest has started; Rose de Roscoff and shallots are now drying while in the background Mammoth onions are living up to their name and continue to grow. I’m rather proud of the Rossa di Tropea, grown from seed and … Continue reading

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yellow

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