Pests!!

We have been struggling with some kind of mite on the plants. First we lost the peas, the plants slowly died off and eventually all the pea pods had some kind of maggot/larvae inside of them, and now they have moved on to the strawberries. At least we got quite a few meals out of … Continue reading Pests!!

Just a Trim

Wow what a scorcher today is! We’ve been tidying the garden up. Mowed the lawns and trimmed a section of the massive hedge. Pulled out some more small and unwanted bushes that were growing under the camellia bush. We’ve also planted the only 2 surviving cauliflower in the space where the onions didn’t grow. Now … Continue reading Just a Trim

Lazy Sunday

We’ve not been doing anything to strenuous in the garden recently. The soil around the stumps needs to be dug out, but the moods really not struck me to do it. Sitting in the sun just watching things grow has been amazing. With all this glorious sunshine all the fruit and veggies are really coming … Continue reading Lazy Sunday

Ha-Pea in the Garden

After the terrible winds we had a few days back, our wonderful pea trellis came crashing down! Luckily the Sweetcorn hadn’t been planted out yet in the neighbouring raised bed. We have now put that back up and secured it with wood that is a hell of a lot stronger than canes and nailed them … Continue reading Ha-Pea in the Garden

The Best Things in Life are Tree

We got a new addition to our fruit trees on Tuesday, with our newly acquired Fig tree. It came well established and just needed the weeds removing from the pot. Once the weeds were removed we added some crushed egg shells then just topped up the compost and gave it a good water. I decided … Continue reading The Best Things in Life are Tree

First Steps Towards Self Reliance

Happy Easter everyone!! We had a visit today from the Easter Bunny! He left the munchkins some chocolatey goodies in our empty stone planters and raised beds. We have been making some great steps in the garden recently. From the last post you have seen we now have the raised beds down, and broccoli seeds … Continue reading First Steps Towards Self Reliance

Pathway to a Better Life

In the back garden there was a crazy paving pathway along the fence and in front of the big boy tree stumps. This needed to be removed so we can have more area to plant our vegetables.  https://videopress.com/v/BJ3G4mJu?preloadContent=metadata So armed with a spade and a break in the weather, I set to the task of … Continue reading Pathway to a Better Life

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Today we finally made a start on the garden. It felt great to be doing something, but the garden is like a bog after all the rain, so the timing may not have been the best. But We got our wellies on and thought sod it! It was man (and woman) V's Stump! There are … Continue reading Not All Heroes Wear Capes