The Land Rover Owners Wife


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A largesse of Leeks

Looks like a largesse to me!

Looks like a largesse to me!

There are certain words in the English language that I love to use whenever I get the chance because just the very utterance of them, evokes exactly what they mean. From small words like ‘splish’, ‘splash’, ‘splosh’ to larger words such as ‘glorious’, ‘abundance’ and ‘stupendous’, they are just ‘fabulous’ (see another one) words to use. Continue reading


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Leek, Jaune de Poitou

This is a record of how long this particular set of seeds took to germinate and how they looked at various stages from first appearance to the development of the first set of true leaves and beyond. I hope this will prove useful.

Variety: Jaune de Poitou (yellow leek early)
Sown indoors: 29th January 2014
First Seedling: 3rd February 2014
Germination: 5 days
Germination ratio: 28/32 seeds sown (by 10th February)

A new variety of Leek to me, I can’t quite believe that I can see what appears to be a seedling after only 5 days! Of course it may well be a confused seed coming root first but only time will tell.

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