Category Archives: Organic gardening

Potato Day and Seedy Sunday

Wow what a busy weekend – and no time for gardening! Saturday was Heart of England Organic Group‘s annual potato day – always on the first Saturday of February if you want to put it in your diary for evermore. … Continue reading

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Autumn diary

I had meant to try and write a short post each week, including diary updates of what I’ve been up to in the garden, but I got a bit sidelined into something else important. Oh well… So for this post … Continue reading

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Chillies

After a bit of a break I decided to grow chillies again this year. This was after I was given some seeds as a Christmas gift. I haven’t bothered for a few years as I always grew far more than … Continue reading

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Potatoes 2016

I thought I’d write short reviews of the crops I grew this year and ideas of what i want to do differently next year. So I’ll start with the potatoes I harvested a few weekends ago. They were Sarpo Mira, … Continue reading

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Great Garage Tidy 2016

Okay, so it’s not gardening related, but it is what I did with my weekend and I thought it worth documenting for future reference. We’ve been on holiday from work for the last 2 weeks. We had a brief break … Continue reading

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Cuttings v2.0

Sorry for the shock – 2 blog posts in so short a time. Yep, it’s time for another relaunch of Home on the Hill. You see, the main purpose of this blog is as a bit of a diary for … Continue reading

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Making leafmould

From time to time I’ve written articles for Leicestershire Master Composters Composting Chronicle – a limited readership as I’m sure you can imagine. So I thought I’d ‘upcycle’ the work I’ve done and publish them here too. So, Autumn, a … Continue reading

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St George’s Day weekend

Trying a different tack with the blog today – just going to post some pics from the weekend.  Spent Saturday in the garden working on the veg patch – sowed a few more seeds, spread some compost, erected the sunflower … Continue reading

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New season begins with the Edible Garden Show and a HEOG meeting

So the 2016 season is off to a good start with a trip to the Edible Garden Show and the first HEOG meeting of the year. We had booked tickets for the Edible Garden Show way back in the autumn … Continue reading

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In short, we would like to see more flowers

I think it’s probably true to say that most of the people who came to our garden open day were attracted by the music, and less people came because they’re interested in organic gardening, local food production and permaculture. For … Continue reading

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