Author Archives: Ruth Paris

About Ruth Paris

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

midwinter pickings

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gage tree and brassicas

The Old Gage tree I planted 2 years ago mysteriously started to die just as it was in the full glory of spring blossoming – an ominous harbinger, though we didn’t know it yet, of the year to come. On … Continue reading

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hooray

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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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