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...
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...
Sunny and calm

Sunny and calm

Our unwanted visitors have moved on, but not before one of their dogs bit one of my neighbours. They left two dogs behind, as well, which have been rescued and taken to the vet. The campus had people clearing up the rubbish yesterday. Today, finally, is a lovely sunny...
Easter in the garden

Easter in the garden

Happy Easter! It has been so wet the last few days that a canoe would be of more use than a wheelbarrow. The forecast for the week ahead doesn’t look any better, but today it has been dry all morning. Since it looks as though I am going to be crazy busy with work this...
Let it grow!

Let it grow!

On Thursday I sowed the first seeds of the season – two varieties of purple sprouting broccoli (Red Arrow and Lancer) and pepper Gogorez F1. They’ve been sitting in modules on the floor, benefiting from the warmth from the underfloor heating. The broccoli have already...

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