Category Archives: Gardener

  1. Last of the summer crops

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    Tuesday 15 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As summer proper recedes and we move into early autumn, the thermometer drops to below 100F (40C) for the first …
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  2. Recovery over time…

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    Saturday 12 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This bush was one of those pretty much decimated by last winter’s unexpected freeze. Whilst we don’t have ‘real winters’ like many …
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  3. Jujube or not Jujube

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    Saturday 05 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Ziziphus jujuba, commonly called jujube, red date, Chinese date, Korean date, or Indian date is a species of Ziziphus in …
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  4. But mom said “No Smut In This House!”

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    Wednesday 26 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When I was a lad, my mom always told me this… but I guess that’s a different story altogether (and …
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  5. Summer weeds

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    Tuesday 25 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Summer brings many things…. For us, here in the southwest of Türkiye it means continual hot weather, which is around …
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  6. Summer roses…

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    Thursday 20 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Roses in summer are almost unheard of for us! Admittedly the weather is far kinder than normal this year with temperatures, …
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  7. Good year for grapes

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    Sunday 16 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    We always get a good crop from these black grapes – they come from a hardy and strong vine. Mostly …
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