Sun and Solace in the Garden

Sun and Solace in the Garden

The political weather has been stormy of late, and as the sun has come out to play at last, the garden seems the safest place to be. There’s a lot to be done to get it ready for the growing season, so time spent outside is never wasted. A lot of what I’m doing at the...
2019 Garden Plan

2019 Garden Plan

Last autumn I started thinking about what I wanted to grow this year, and I decided that – given the current Brexit situation – it might be wise to have a garden of more traditional crops, ones that we enjoy eating, and which would give us fresh food in...
First pick your blueberries

First pick your blueberries

Just about the entire northern hemisphere is in the grip of a prolonged heatwave, with wildfires raging and people dying. There’s disagreement on how much climate change is to blame, but a consensus that damaging heatwaves will become more frequent, and we...
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...
And so I planted the garlic

And so I planted the garlic

I felt like spending some time outside on Sunday morning. This was the salad bed when I went out – a chaotic jumble of plants, most on their last legs. I cleared it all out, and was rewarded with several carrots, a small beetroot, a little tuft of kale and some...