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...
2017 blogging agenda

2017 blogging agenda

Over the last couple of months I’ve been blogging a lot about my plans for the garden, which is only natural in the run-up to the new gardening season. In terms of the blog this year, it will (of course) be following the progress of the garden and my peat-free, small...
Filling the beds

Filling the beds

Last weekend Ryan and his dad built the first six of my raised beds (ultimately there will be 12 in the garden, giving me a little over 17 square metres of prime planting space). Now they need filling. After doing a lot of calculations, and looking at bulk deliveries...

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