After blitzing the garden as best we could early in lock down, its now just a case of letting things grow and hope for the best. Some of our earlier plans were put on hold and unfortunately will probably stay on hold until next year now. With the weather being rubbish again all there has … Continue reading Peppers, Peppers and Oh Yes.. Peppers.
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
On Tuesday I decided to take a short drive to the local Farm shop, all in search of Cheshire potatoes. Of course as I was there anyway I had a little mooch in the greenhouse. It was completely empty and I had a lovely stroll round and picked up a few herbs. I bought some … Continue reading Herbs in May
There hasn't been a huge amount to be done in the garden lately, and we have accepted that a lot of our plans that we wanted to do for this year, are probably going to be projects for next year now, apart from the odd thing here and there. Tony has made a second planter … Continue reading Sprouting, Repotting and Scaring the Birds
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
I went out into the garden today to have a look at what we had already started growing and to start sowing the rest of the seeds. I found the birds had started to scratch and peck in the raised beds and a lot of the peppers were ruined. Luckily I had spare pepper seedlings … Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?
The compost finally got delivered yesterday! So we set to work straight away filling all the raised beds. It took a lot of hours, and with the help of my trusty trolley and bucket, they are all finally filled. We layered them up with wood chippings, bark, cardboard and compost. There are nine raised beds and 6 of them … Continue reading Compost Crazy
This post is a little mix of garden and food. We usually like to keep the two subjects separate, but on this occasion we'll let it slide seeing as they are linked. So after seeing many many many post with various delicious recipes using wild garlic, and having never tried it before, I really wanted … Continue reading Wild Garlic Goodies
Things are growing nicely in the garden with all this beautiful sunshine. Its just a shame that the compost still hasn't been delivered, meaning the raised beds are still empty bar the one that has already been filled. The Purple sprouting Broccoli has really started to grow. Although there are no neat rows and its … Continue reading Sprouting in Spring
I was asked the other day, when do you know when it’s time to re-pot a seedling plant? The honest answer is, I don’t know. I’m no expert at gardening and everything we have done is purely trial and error, or at least following some instruction that we have read or watched, using whatever we … Continue reading Going Potty in Isolation