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...
The garden in July

The garden in July

I haven’t been able to spend as much time outside as I would have liked this month. The weather has either been far too hot, or very wet, and I have been pretty busy inside. On Saturday morning I took advantage of a couple of cool and dry hours to become reacquainted...
Do you need a watering robot?

Do you need a watering robot?

The weather is warm and sunny again, and I’m wilting (slightly) faster than the plants. It’s at times like this that I’m grateful for designing the garden with raised beds – they’re nice and deep and hold plenty of moisture, and the plants in them can last days...
Summer plant protection

Summer plant protection

It’s not that long since it was spring, and cold, and my young plants needed hardening off, but it has been long enough that both of my raised bed covers had been put away for the year. Their plastic covers are great for keeping out the weather, but once it’s warm...
Bunkers Hill Plant Nursery

Bunkers Hill Plant Nursery

Monty Don has been bemoaning the fact that some “40% of gardeners get their plants, bulbs and seeds from supermarkets”. He says that their focus on cheaply produced, mass market plants is cutting down on the choice available. He might be right, but I would imagine...

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