Hello there, gardening friends! I realise it’s been rather a long while since my last blog post here and the reason for that is being busy with my new allotment and allotment blog. I have put in a lot of work at my plot since getting it almost a year ago and I’m so pleased … Continue reading Allotment Blog Pumpkins and Bunting
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Keeping chickens is relatively trouble-free once you have a routine going, but it's surprising how much there is to learn about keeping a small back garden or allotment flock. We decided to pour our knowledge and experience of chicken keeping into handy guides. If you've thought about keeping chickens or just recently acquired some, hopefully … Continue reading Guide to Keeping Chickens – Housing Your Chickens
The long hot summer has been and gone and I'm reaping the rewards in the kitchen garden. The autumn tidy up has begun and having chickens roaming around the garden smallholding means I'm never alone, the hens readily help themselves to crops and scratch the soil to a fine tilth. I'm happy to let them … Continue reading Back In The Allotment Saddle
Our strawberries are starting to ripen now, each morning I greedily search through the foliage for ruby red fruit. We grow Cambridge Favourite strawberries and started our patch with just a few plants, collecting runners over the years to plant in old wine crates, troughs and hanging baskets extends our picking enjoyment even further. The original … Continue reading Strawberry Season
June is a hectic month for a gardener. Endless pots of tender plants that have been nurtured and protected for many weeks can go outside now, suddenly lots of planting and watering needs doing as well as successional sowing of fast maturing crops. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen garden during this … Continue reading Busy Month of June
The broad beans I planted out in November have been ready for picking for over a week, I love picking young pods and eating the small beans while working in the kitchen garden so not many make it to the kitchen at first. I gathered some pods today to make a really simple lunch time … Continue reading Broad Bean Bruschetta