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Garden walkabout : May

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Latest tour in 360. Click here if you don't see the video above

Wrapped in plastic (the tomatoes!)

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  I planted my tomatoes very late this year ( read here ) They seem to be doing really well, with lots of fruit appearing. I’ve decided to see if despite the cooling weather, I can get something to ripen. In a ‘first’ for me, I’ve obtained some greenhouse grade plastic sheeting and I’ve thrown it ove the tomato plants. If it’s a hot day, I open up the ends to get a bit of fresh air running through. Click here if you don’t see the video above

Friday spent carving details into the chair

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Passionfruit pick

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Passion-fruit are falling off the vine. Bit of an adventure worming about in the undergrowth to find all the fruit. Click here if you don't see the video above

Third garden ready for garlic

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After a delivery of fish bits from a mate, this years garlic plot is ready to be planted out in June. I’ll let it sit under a blanket of mulch until then. click here if you don't see the video above

The caterpillars are ‘off the chain’

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I was going to leave the little critters alone this year, but they were chewing through the tomatoes at an alarming rate. I must have planted the winter greens too early cause they were also suffering. It’s time to pull out the BT  (Bacillus thuringiensis) solution ( click here to read about it ). After application, the caterpillars die off quite quickly. click here if you don't see the video above