Our First Year

With this being our first year growing, and we had a late start due to the fact Tony and myself had to isolate separately in the first months of lock down, there were many mistakes that were made, and many plans that had been put on hold. The big plan that we really missed out … Continue reading Our First Year

Foraging for Goodies

We are stepping into prime foraging time! So many delicious goodies to be had. So its no surprise we've been out and about to see what is ripe. We went for a stroll down the canal where Tony knew there was plum trees. We found plums last time we were there, and had spotted Damsons … Continue reading Foraging for Goodies

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!!

Peas Pods and Pumpkin Curls

With all the rain lately, the plants have grown massive. The peas are at the top of he trellis, the coriander has nearly taken over the curry plant and the strawberries that were grown from seed have gone mad in the pots and started to flower. Taking a look at all the pods hat have … Continue reading Peas Pods and Pumpkin Curls

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

What ya got Cookin’?

It’s Elderflower season. There is plenty everywhere at the minute. So on a walk out I collected a few flower heads (only what I would need for any recipe, knowing I could collect more if The recipe needed it) and took them home to make something with. I say something because honestly I wasn’t sure … Continue reading What ya got Cookin’?

Time for Tea

I had been thinking about experimenting with different edible plants and herbs, after reading up on all their incredible health benefits. I had thought about dehydrating the plants to make them into tea. After eating the nettle crisps a few days back, and reading up on all there health benefits, I wanted to use that … Continue reading Time for Tea

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