Keep Calm and Grow Your Own

Keep Calm and Grow Your Own

The news for the past few weeks has been a little worrying (when is it not?), in the sense that although our exit is only 7 months away, no one seems to have the foggiest what will happen when we leave the EU. All kinds of industries are predicting chaos. People in...
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...
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...
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...
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...