Front garden peat-free fruit beds

Front garden peat-free fruit beds

Over the bank holiday weekend, Ryan and I came to the conclusion that the front gardens aren’t working for us as they are, and came up with a fairly drastic plan to annex one of them into the back garden, in order to provide us with an outdoor dining area. That plan...
A mini polytunnel: part 2

A mini polytunnel: part 2

When we last saw my mini polytunnel from First Tunnels, it was just an open frame, sitting out of the way on top of a raised bed until Ryan had time to finish it. Since then, Ryan has been working on putting a door onto the frame, with magnetic latches: Once that was...
Bank Holiday Weekend

Bank Holiday Weekend

We had plans for the Bank Holiday weekend. The first thing on the agenda was finishing the mini polytunnel. That went out the window when we realised we didn’t have enough netting, and we would have to order some. It’s on its way, together with some ironmongery to...
Stand up for Ancient Trees #CelebrateSpring

Stand up for Ancient Trees #CelebrateSpring

The ancient ash tree near Park Wood, image courtesy of the Woodland Trust One of the great joys of spring is seeing trees leaf out and bloom. They bring so much joy, and do so much for us, and yet are rarely valued as they should be. In particular, ancient trees are...
A mini polytunnel: part 1

A mini polytunnel: part 1

When the nice people at First Tunnels asked me whether I’d like one of their mini polytunnels to review, my answer was a swift “yes, please!”. I have serious polytunnel envy; I’d love to have one, but the garden isn’t big enough. And the closest I get to a greenhouse...

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