Green beany babies

Green beany babies

Last year I thought I’d planted climbing French beans in the garden, and was later disappointed to find out that I’d sown a dwarf variety! This year I rectified that issue and sowed two different climbing beans – Blauhilde and Helda at the beginning...
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...
Oca-li-docally

Oca-li-docally

I wasn’t going to grow oca (Oxalis tuberosa) last year, but I wanted to support The Guild of Oca Breeders (GOB) in their efforts to breed new varieties more suited to the UK climate, and so I ended up with one of their supporter packs (which are sold out for...
2018 garden plan

2018 garden plan

This was the garden earlier in the month, when it experienced quite heavy snow. We had a bit more over the Christmas break, but it gone again now. Like many people, I choose to use these wintry days to plan my spring/summer garden! In May this year, I put in an order...
New for 2018…

New for 2018…

Happy midwinter everyone! For the last few weeks I have been deliberately trying to slow down, to spend some time relaxing and recuperating after a busy year. The garden has been doing the same, and so I have been leaving it to its own devices. When I have thought...

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