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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 …

I love this man

Dan Pearson is my favourite living gardener. Just make a cup of tea/coffee and watch this video. Dan talks about his early life …

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 …

Underwhelmed

The local garden centres have an extremely limited range of plants at this time of the year, but I prefer to put …

Fish or no fish?

I’m thinking of digging a pond in this area. The plan would be to have a kind of boardwalk leading to the …

What an autumn!

I gave up trying to garden from mid September until now for two reasons. On the night of 18 September we had …

In every cloud….

‘If a plant needs watering it’s in the wrong place.’ Here in the south of France that’s a pretty good adage to …