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Planting Fruit Trees, Herbs, etc

I planted five fruit trees today – there’s already a pear (that was crushed between clumps of bamboo, now liberated) and an old, and rather too high to harvest, apple. I wanted some favourites, but I also wanted a couple … Continue reading

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Just how far away is that dot on the sea’s edge…?

Snow on the Gower on a recent cold but clear day. This is only about 15 – 20 miles away – I didn’t imagine that it would be possible to see the coast of Devon from the coast of Pembrokeshire … Continue reading

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Pembrokeshire Cycling, New Home

After many a year in inner city Bradford, my job has recently come to an end and it seemed like a good time to move house to somewhere else, perhaps be a bit drastic (well, no, I haven’t moved to … Continue reading

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First Puncture on the Leeds-Bradford Bike Route

My first puncture on the Bradford – Leeds Superhighway, due to a 1″ nail. Didn’t look like a deliberate sabotage since there was only one nail, and I managed to run over it! Well someone had too and the bang … Continue reading

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The Bees Favourite…

Agastache is a favourite with bees. There are some modestly popular cultivars, such as Mosquito Plant (doesn’t sound as good does it?) and Anise Hyssop. They are good for making herbal tea from the leaves. It’s worth planting just for … Continue reading

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Climb Every Mountain

This was the view from the third big climb in my ride last Sunday. It is the now familiar route taking in the Moor above Fewston Reservoir, Blubberhouses Moor (Côte de Blubberhouses since the Tour de France), Langbar Moor above … Continue reading

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Gardening Competitions!

The yard is blooming, as it should do in late June. In the photo you can see the following in bloom – fuchsias, roses, feverfew, geraniums, honeysuckle. You can’t quite see the sweet peas that are just starting to bloom … Continue reading

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More Moors, Commuting by Bike

Cycling from Menston to Bingley via Burnsall was hot and sticky a couple of Sunday’s ago. I decided to do four moors, so across the moor above Otley – Stainburn Moor – then Blubberhouses Moor (on the Bridleway), then along … Continue reading

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Bingley to Burnsall and other undulations

Over Ilkley Moor twice this last weekend, due to a desire to cycle from Bingley to Burnsall and a love of hills. A cool day, but cycle shorts none-the-less! Not many people around Bolton Abbey, and not so very many … Continue reading

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Dales Cycling

Easter was just about warm enough for cycling in the Dales, around Reeth, Tan Hill, Ingleton, Whernside, and the like. Tan Hill was visited on a sunny day (two half pints of beer and a couple of packets of crisps … Continue reading

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