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

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!!

Peppers, Peppers and Oh Yes.. Peppers.

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.

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

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

Dig it, Build it, Grow it

Today I lacked the enthusiasm for gardening, but I always find that I have to do a bit, I just can't help myself. But all week the weather has been glorious and today well it was so bloody cold! So what did I do today? It was time to turn the compost in the compost bin, so … Continue reading Dig it, Build it, Grow it