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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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

The Buddha’s Hand

I was lucky enough to be given one of these amazing citrus plants last year. It wasn’t looking super-happy, but a winter …

What a glorious autumn

We’re having a ridiculously warm and dry autumn, with temperatures steadily in the mid-20sC. Normally we would have frosty mornings, but the …

My my, how the garden has grown

Idly scrolling through old photos  on this soggy October day, I realised just how far the garden has come since we bought …

September, at last

As I write we have just had a huge rainstorm. Our tanks are overflowing and the garden has perked up no end. …

And in the meantime……

I’ve been away from the garden and the blog for some months now, during which time my mum died, I got married …

No sooner begun….

….than brought to a grinding halt. We have snow forecast for the next couple of days, so I’m drooling over seed merchant …