Author Archives: Ruth Paris

About Ruth Paris

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

peace at dusk

The past two days have been busy clearing and mulching the allotment. The dear man who has the adjacent plot to mine is bearing the sadness of losing his wife and comes to find some solace in nature. We work … Continue reading

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christmas cabbage

A cheery newly harvested cabbage to add to the christmas dinner table tomorrow… With all best wishes for a happy festive break and a fruitful year to come in 2019…

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final flourish

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first hint of autumn

“It is a sad moment when the first phlox appears.  It is the amber light indicating the end of the great burst of early summer and suggesting that we must now start looking forward to autumn.  Not that I have … Continue reading

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today

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happy days

Perfect weather – not too hot, not too cold; just right for pottering and doing all the little things that needed to be done this weekend. Mowing, trimming, shredding cardboard for the compost heap, deadheading, weeding, sowing coriander (‘cruiser’), radish … Continue reading

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golden harvest

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come into the greenhouse

It’s another world. Very warm and somehow comforting; I think because of the smell, which reminds me of my grandfathers’ greenhouses, one in Scotland growing tomatoes and carnations and the other in Yorkshire, growing tomatoes and more tomatoes! Both my … Continue reading

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hot, hot, hot

Strange to think back to the waterlogged days of winter, when the cloggy mud made it almost impossible to push the wheelbarrow along the path. That same path is now hard and the grass pale brown straw. Daily watering, at … Continue reading

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very very berry

Time to get out my wonderful Finnish steam juicer… The currants this year have suddenly ripened and are threatening to go over in the heat so I picked them all and will make jelly and jam tomorrow. The gooseberries are … Continue reading

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