The vegetable report

Most of the vegetable beds are now planted, with just a couple waiting for butternut and courgettes to be a little more …

Pond life

I’ve added new plants to the pond and they are doing famously. A water lily and Arum lily have opened for the …

The Citrus Diaries

The clocks now say it’s summertime, the forecast is good for the foreseeable future and I had enough energy after a week’s …

I know it’s a fault….

… to be so keen to get the growing year underway, but I can’t help it. Today I’ve sown two types of …

New beginnings

The first of the chilli and pepper seeds have germinated and already I can taste those delicious salads of the summer to …

Full flush

The garden’s looking wonderfully spring-like at the moment. It’s teeming with flowers, bees – and weeds. Each day I try to do …

First day of Spring

Don’t you just love this time of year? The days are getting warmer, wild flowers are out in abundance and the seedlings …

My new toy

The garden measures 100m from end to end and 40m wide. Whenever I garden there’s always something heavy that I need from …

Phoenix in the greenhouse

On 23 August I decided to carry out an experiment. I’ve had a greenhouse for a while, but only ever used it …

Going all Baden-Powell

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens. Never having been a boy, …

Phew what a scorcher!

Although this morning’s haul from the vegetable garden looks pretty abundant, overall it’s been a poor year for produce from my potager …

An August update

Sowing winter crops It’s been a while since the last post but it’s been so hot for weeks now that gardening happens …