Sowing in the Wind

The weather has been very blustery since yesterday and it looks set to continue today. The chickens are not fans of the wind blowing up their skirts, especially the fluffy gang... The sun was shining earlier so I got on with planting broad beans in the cold wind. I don't mind so much when I'm … Continue reading Sowing in the Wind

A Quick Autumn Tidy Up

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We did a spot of autumn tidying in the veg garden this afternoon. The weather has been so lovely and mild for the time of year and the garden still looks so green and full of life. I really struggle to pull things out before the first autumn frost has a chance to claim its … Continue reading A Quick Autumn Tidy Up

What’s Growing On In March?

I'm a bit late with this post but better late than never! What’s growing on in our kitchen garden this month? Timperley Early rhubarb never fails to produce as early as March, feeding us well into summer. Right now our patch of rhubarb is looking fantastic with big healthy leaves and green stems flushed with red. The plum trees are beginning … Continue reading What’s Growing On In March?

New Year New Garden

As the new year gets underway, my mind is full of plans for the new vegetable garden. Ideas and designs have spent the best part of 2 years in a sketch pad, I really can't wait to finally put these long and thought out plans into action. However, garden tools are now retired to the outbuilding/shed until spring arrives with drier weather. It's been … Continue reading New Year New Garden

October Allotment Photos

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I spent a lovely afternoon at the allotment yesterday. A dull and chilly day but I didn't feel the chill working on the plot. It was a day of weeding, harvesting (carrots, potatoes and a few pumpkins) and generally mooching around in the shed, tidying up and sipping hot tea. We're almost half way into October and the … Continue reading October Allotment Photos