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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 …

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 …

Plant supports

I haven’t been able to find plant supports anywhere commercially, so we got some made. They work a real treat and are …

A catch up

The garden is in full bloom at the moment. We’ve had a surprisingly cool and wet month or so and the plants …

Eager anticipation

Having given myself the target of opening the garden to public scrutiny soon, the prospect of shame has galvanised me into herculean …

Sweet potatoes

Despite grey skies and a steady drizzle, I drove off to the annual Floralies in St Thibery early this morning. By the …

Please pee on my lemons

If you’ve ever listened to Gardeners’ Question Time on Radio 4 you will almost certainly have heard Bob Flowerdew extolling the virtues …

Help in the garden

I do 99% of the gardening, although Ali sometimes offers to weed the parterre which is my most loathed job. On the …

How easily I am distracted

When I woke to the most beautiful autumn sunrise this morning I decided I’d give the potager a good clear out. I …

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 …

Brighten up those salads

Now that the clocks have sprung forward I’m looking forward to sitting outside enjoying summer salads. I love using edible flowers to brighten …

Right, this’ll fox ’em

In my ongoing battle with the wasps I’m going to try this thing. It claims to “create a large wasp-free zone without …

Wet, wet, wet

“Water does not resist. Water flows … it goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against …

A smack on the lips….

…..from a kiwi, to mark the start of the warmer weather. Today was glorious. A day to tempt you to work in …