And Sow it Begins

I came home from hospital last weekend, my body is tired and sore but getting a little stronger every day. I ended up needing more surgery than expected which has set my recovery back with one thing or another but I am getting there, slowly. I miss spending time with the chickens and of course … Continue reading And Sow it Begins

A Sunny November Afternoon

The sun was shining today, so we grabbed the opportunity to plant some garlic and carry on with the autumn tidy up. Recent morning frosts claimed the last of our late summer planting of Czar runners. Before the frost hit, the dense foliage hid some fat bean pods, we always miss some, they're too tough … Continue reading A Sunny November Afternoon

Happy Halloween 2017

Wooo it's Halloween (eeek!) and it's a bit chilly outside! I'm having a rummage through seed packets and giving them a sort out, then I'll be splitting garlic bulbs into single cloves ready for planting soon. Vampires won't bother me today *cue evil laugh*. Meanwhile, the latest news from the garden smallholding....the hens are busy … Continue reading Happy Halloween 2017

Boysenberries from Mow It Sow It Grow It

I received two little Boysenberry plants in the post yesterday, kindly sent to me to trial from Mow It Sow It Grow It. Boysenberry is a cross between a raspberry, blackberry, dewberry and a loganberry. I'm looking forward to tasting the fruit and should expect a good crop in their first year. I'm really curious what the berries will taste … Continue reading Boysenberries from Mow It Sow It Grow It

Hen and Hammock Fertilizer T Bag

I was kindly sent a fertilizer T bag by Hen and Hammock to try. The T bag is a natural hessian bag with nettles inside, to use it simply immerse in a water butt and leave it there (using the string and stick to make it easy to retrieve), or tie the string to the handle of a watering … Continue reading Hen and Hammock Fertilizer T Bag