The Maker’s Workshop

The Maker’s Workshop

It’s a year or so now since Ryan and I looked at the garden and decided it wasn’t really working for us. We were standing in what we called the Sunset Strip, a weird additional patch of garden that faces west. It was fenced off from the main garden and could only be...
Bye bye, lavender shed

Bye bye, lavender shed

On the morning of Saturday 4th May, in a stiff breeze, we dismantled lavender shed. The last photo of lavender shed This has been on the cards since we had the new fencing done. The extra area we fenced in was behind lavender shed. That’s where Ryan’s new...
Fenced in

Fenced in

Ryan and I have been planning some major changes to the garden for about a year now, and this week they finally got underway when we had the fence replaced. On Monday it looked like this: Back garden with old fence Front garden with old fence and gate to back garden...
Behind the Zines

Behind the Zines

For a while now I have been feeling a bit meh about this whole life thing. The past few years have been eventful, and after expending considerable time and effort I am now back in a place where I feel I can stop rebuilding and start living my life. But I don’t...
Recycling the garden

Recycling the garden

I was out in the potting shed yesterday morning and sowed the first seeds of my 2019 gardening season – sweet peppers, leeks, purple sprouting broccoli and some salads. They’ll all be inside for the next few weeks, as although the weather is unseasonably...
What is the Hungry Gap?

What is the Hungry Gap?

Guy Singh-Watson of Riverford Organics is warning about the risks of Brexit-related disruptions to our food supply, timed to coincide with the ‘Hungry Gap’. He says “to be told by people who have no idea how their food is produced that this is...

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