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Re food posts/recipes, I post unCWed toots, as I am on a cooking instance!

However, I am also trying to remember to write a separate CWed post that links back for recipes, for people who would prefer to see/boost food CWed.

I'm also trying to remember to add the hashtags and , so that you can mute these if you don't want them in your timeline at all.

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Front garden: Spring 2020 overview, in pictures

Lots of pics on the blog. The photos posted here are the before (when we moved in, Nov 2017) and May 2020, to give you an idea of how it's changed.


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For those at the back, if you don't have any bio info or any toots, your follow requests will be rejected.

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Growing ? It's time to check if you have any garlic scapes, because if you don't take them off, you'll end up with small bulbs in the ground.

Short blogpost with detailed pictures on what to do.

:garlic: :garlic: :garlic:

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I realise I've never stated this clearly, so I will now. Please call me out/let me know, if I've said or inferred anything that is racist, ableist, anti-trans etc. I'm trying really hard to unlearn white supremacy, stop using ableist language etc, but I'm going to make mistakes. I'd rather know, so I can change that language/behaviour.

A really glorious bunch of happy white #hydrangeas. These are bordering a home, and the entrance pathway is almost completely hidden in the flowery abundance.

#gardening @plants

There is a new group for Black/POC with #MECFS and/or #LongCovid in the UK, which is offering a space to share stories around diagnosis & treatment, & to build a community of support for one another. Info here:


@MECFS @ChronicIllness

Can other people with #MECFS offer any suggestions to Souvka on maintaining energy levels?

Their question here:

@MECFS @ChronicIllness

A lot of insects feeding from the flower heads of giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum).

#nature #plants #insects
(photo: @kernpanik | license: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

My fava beans after almost 4 weeks without a single drop of water and temperatures in 25-30C range. Not expecting a great harvest, but it seems that I'll be getting at least a few nice pods and most importantly some seeds that are adapted to drought conditions.


Here are a few simple plant photos:

On the left is my Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum, or peace lily.

On the upper-right is a flower on my Maranta leuconeura, or prayer plant, which I had no idea could flower anything.

On the lower-right are some kind of wild Hieracium plants, or hawkweed, which I always called "paintbrushes" as a kid.

@plants #florespondence #photography #plants

#florespondence from the balcony: props to small tagetes! insects love them and they are such airy and light bushy plants, blossoming the whole summer, with a fresh herbaceous scent. They even taste good in salad

Hooman! You interrupt belly clean?!

I amz most seriously displeased.

#MastoCats #Cats

Soil test suggested my phosphorus and potassium were fine but nitrogen severely depleted. I do have signs of low N in the garden, but still want to test again to be sure - it’s so much easier to resolve a deficiency than an overload. #gardening @plants

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