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Garden in springtime

I have been trying to revive my garden this year, after several years of neglecting it - partly in favour of doing computer courses! I went on a Saturday gardening course at Kirklands in Fife in early May; I really enjoyed the course which was called "Vegetable Essentials". As the courses are a newly started venture by Peter Hart, I was the only person there, & I had a wonderful day, looking round his garden, with lots of hands-on potting, planting out etc. It was topped off by a wonderful lunch prepared by Peter's wife Gill.

Along the canal

It is now September & success on the gardening front has been variable. I quickly set up two raised beds, & quite like this method of breaking the garden into manageable segments. I've had a very good potato crop, & belatedly some decent carrots and beetroot. The runner beans given me by a friend, also grew really well, but after being blown over twice in strong winds at the end of August, the roots were ripped out, so that was the end of them, although I did find a single runner bean! There have been a surfit of lovely apples, & the strawberries, rhubarb and tomatoes also did well. I have also got the hang of composting! Overall, not too bad a season for a novice, and I'm hoping to plan better for next year...

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