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  • Location: Leicestershire
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  • Date Joined: 22 May 2009

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I have a smallish sized back garden which has a lot of sun where I grow runner beans, peas, french beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and many different flowers. I have built 2 raised troughs 2m x 0.7m,and 1 trough of 2m x 0.4m. My website:-



These are comments that richardpeeej has left on blog posts and gallery photos.


  • re: Crows dropping walnuts on driveways 24 Feb 2014 11:48 PM

    I am sure that the crows love you looking after them so well Miranda. I save any fat from cooking and when cold, put that out in a solid lump on the bird table, sometimes I spread it on a crust of bread ( brown or white!) It is never there very long ;-)

  • re: Boosting garden soil after flooding 13 Feb 2014 10:41 PM

    Very interesting to read about the effects of the rain on the earthworm population Miranda. Just looking at the met office warnings on tv at the storm on its way spreading through the uk tomorrow morning. I just had to look up a new word 'fecundity'.... ;-)

  • re: Choosing late season food plants for wildlife 27 Jan 2014 11:33 PM

    Lovely read Miranda. I hope that your five plants encourage the wildlife to come into your garden at the 'bleak period'. I am looking forward to starting off some seeds soon myself. I love reading your posts ver much. Take care my friend :-)

  • re: Choosing late season food plants for wildlife 06 Feb 2014 12:15 AM

    Thanks Miranda... I will keep an eye out ;-)

  • re: A new spider comes to visit 06 Jan 2014 01:31 PM

    A really interesting read Miranda, and great close-up pictures. The little spider is not is much drier indoors these days ;-)

  • re: New Raised beds built at Fairhaven Primary School 23 May 2009 12:00 AM

    I think this is great, I have just built a few troughs in my back garden from left over boards that were used for our decking. They are planted up with runner beans and peas which are coming on well. Best of luck with your raised beds. I expect they are planted up now. Regards -Rich