Tag Archives: soil

Wisteria excess (Rousse)

I had so many wisteria stalks, yet nowhere to plant them. On checking all round the garden to find a vacant patch of soil, I discovered that every inch of space was already taken – by wisteria stalks.

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A runner and a red, 60-litre, flip-top kitchen bin (Rousse)

Hundreds of faster runners passed me as I headed south along the cycle path. I wished that I could run faster. Perhaps my times would improve if I abandoned carrying the soil-filled, red, 60-litre, flip-top kitchen bin?

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Strawberry-growing, shoe-designing Rousse

We had great success growing strawberries under our flourishing redcurrant bush. Our only mistake was to harvest the early fruit to ripen elsewhere while making room for the next crop. KT told us that doing so would ruin the soil, … Continue reading

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A missed meeting in Smeaton (Rousse)

I remembered that I had agreed to catch up with LM at 4:30pm, but I had forgotten to check the venue of our meeting. I was shocked when I saw in her Facebook message that we were to meet in … Continue reading

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Successful DIY (Rousse)

Now that the wall was fixed, TPR started on other home improvements. He fitted two gates – one for tradesmen and one for visitors (painted blue) – and arranged for a delivery of soil so that he could level out … Continue reading

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Clifftop gun emplacement secrets (Rousse)

We dug with our hands into the soft coastal soil. There we found multiple white, pock-marked, hollow, spherical objects the size of miniature rugby balls. They looked a bit like animal skulls, but TPR told me that they belonged to … Continue reading

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Rail accident survivors use taste and texture to identify Kent (Rousse)

I was flung from the railway carriage and landed face-down in a newly ploughed field. The taste of the mouthful of soil and its texture in my hands helped me identify the location of the accident: Kent.

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Pot plant neglect penalty (Rousse)

MI slammed the study door, then thumped along the hall to my bedroom, a thunderous look scored across her face. “You let my plants DIE!” she howled. She was right. I had completely forgotten about the three pots of weedy … Continue reading

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