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!!

3….2….1….We Have Produce

Well hello all!! It has been a while since we last wrote a post, but we have lots to update you on, so here is what we have been up to lately. We have been on a few foraging walks. We collected Rosehips from some Japanese Rose bushes that we found, which are currently in … Continue reading 3….2….1….We Have Produce

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

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

Stop and Smell the Roses

On a recent walk with foraging bag in hand, we came across a lot of wild (Dog) rose bushes. The walk was about 6 miles and from all along our trek, we took a few petals from each bush we walked past until we had enough to make some Wild Rose Petal Jam. I wasn’t … Continue reading Stop and Smell the Roses