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I’ve been waiting..

…for the big freeze to come. It’s been the most ridiculously mild winter that, counter-intuitively, I am really late with my seed …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ready in a jiffy

My pal Colleen brought me a present. It was a bag of Jiffy Coco pellets. They are for growing seeds in and …

Wet, wet, wet

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

Spring blossom

At the moment we have an abundance of blossom on the peach, apricot & almond trees. But the real highlight of the …

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 …

Salads here we come

I absolutely love this time of year. The greenhouse is beginning to heat up, new shoots are appearing throughout the garden, there …

Is it any wonder…

…that I was afraid to go into the greenhouse towards the end of last summer? I’m allergic to wasp stings and terrified …