Too many seedlings?

…or is there no such thing?! I am busy trying to pot up some of the seedlings which are getting taller by the day, including about two dozen French Marigolds. I don’t really know how many seeds you’re ‘supposed’ to sow but I seem to have a lot of marigolds here.  I don’t think they’llContinue reading “Too many seedlings?”

Project Hen is moving forward…!

We have a coop! An Eglu Go to be precise, and I am so excited. My head is full of hens at the moment, as I’m working out where to put them, when to feed them, how to make this work for our family life. My girls are also excited about the prospect of someContinue reading “Project Hen is moving forward…!”

Scarifying!

Scarifying has been the main aim of today.  Recently I was enjoying a cup of coffee in the garden and surveying the back lawn, when I realised that it was looking decidedly mossy – in fact it was starting to take over.  The blades of grass were poking up sporadically between large patches of spongyContinue reading “Scarifying!”

10 minutes digging

Sometimes spending just 10 minutes in the garden can be just as satisfying as a whole day. This afternoon I grabbed the opportunity to do some digging – I’m anxious to prepare the raised beds for the new growing season and had a few spare minutes, so grabbed a spade and fork and got to workContinue reading “10 minutes digging”

A whole day in the garden

A WHOLE DAY.  This almost never happens, thanks to a combination of family responsibilities, weather, a job and various other demands which crop up on a daily or weekly basis.  But I have a very rare week off work, promised since last year, and it’s allowed me the luxury of time to write, garden, walkContinue reading “A whole day in the garden”