The Garden in April

I love the garden in Spring! The tree's have some lovely colourful blossoms on, the leaves on all the fruit bushes have all peeped out and the rhubarb has finally started to emerge. The herb bed has some lovely fragrant Wild Garlic which is begging to be made into cheese and wild garlic scones. We … Continue reading The Garden in April

Spring has Sprung

It’s been amazing watching everything start to grow again, although it’s been such a mild winter that some of the plants were sprouting as early as January. We have blossom on the peach and nectarine trees and the other fruit trees are starting to bud now too, and the great mark of spring is the … Continue reading Spring has Sprung

Totally off Our Grid Out and About

Well its been ages since we've written so whats been going on with us??? The garden is really coming on nicely everything is growing well apart from the the carrots in the mixed bed which aren't growing at all. Apart from really really slacking on the mowing and strimming, the garden is looking great. We … Continue reading Totally off Our Grid Out and About

A Quick Tidy Up

We spent a few hours in the brief but enjoyable spot of sun doing a bit of tidying and thinning out of the various veggies, that had taken off because of all the rain. We started off by weeding the potato bed and planting the last of the seed potatoes. We used some Maris pipers … Continue reading A Quick Tidy Up

Going Green(house)

Hi all, Hope everyone is safe and well. As some of you know, we fenced off part of the front garden to give us a larger area of back garden. In an earlier post we used this area to build a poly-tunnel and place it ready for us to try and grow in a greenhouse. … Continue reading Going Green(house)

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

Compost Crazy

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