As promised in my previous post, just a few hours ago, I grabbed the opportunity to get out into the garden and I’m pleased to say it was a productive afternoon and evening. I had to dodge a few showers but I managed to plant out pea seedlings, as well as sowing new pea seeds.… Read More Mr Smith
Literally. I have recently acquired a fairly large quantity of horse manure, via the Head Gardener (aka Dad) whose village, apparently, has a Dung Day, when local farmers will pitch up with bags of fertilizer which you can buy at a very reasonable price. Et voila – horse manure for my raised beds! It’s a little… Read More What a load of crap…
Great excitement – the first shoots are emerging from my peas! I reckon it really doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or your hundredth time planting seeds and watching them grow – those first little nubs of green pushing their way through the soil always give you a little rush of excitement; a sense… Read More Wee pea shoots
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 work… Read More 10 minutes digging
We have potatoes! Well, the beginnings of potatoes anyway – my lovely dad picked me up some seed potatoes when he was buying his own, so now I have 10 Duke of Yorks chatting in my utility room. Why the utility room, you ask? Well it’s a conservatory-style room leading out to the back garden… Read More Chitting!
Is there any better way to spend a snowy Saturday morning than sorting out your seed packets?! I spent a very satisfying hour this weekend disposing of the old packets, rediscovering ones which I had bought some time ago (I bought dozens out of season in Lidl for 15p each!!) and then planning my sowing/planting… Read More Sorting and planning
These pics display the best of the vegetable beds for 2015 – a poor show I’m afraid and I’m not sure if that’s more to do with my lack of expertise, the quality of the soil or the fact that this summer’s weather was frankly pretty rubbish. Nearby fellow gardeners with a great deal more… Read More 2015…a summary