Heading outdoors for a breath of fresh air, a break in the clouds is on the horizon and a break from everyday is definitely needed. Wellies on, across the wide fields Some freshly turned, ready for new plantings. Muddy puddles reflecting the grey skies. Old barns overgrown with rusted machinery. Hedgerows hiding a handful of… Read More A breath of fresh air.
Gardeners on the whole I believe are great at recycling, from creative reuses of old window frames into glass houses, plastic bottles as mini cloches, to the everyday composting. Similarly a glut of plums can be turned into pies, or my favourite, shared with neighbours and friends whilst chatting about your day. Recycling and reusing can… Read More Seed starters – egg shell planters.
It was Sunday afternoon. The sun was not out but the biting cold had gone for the time being and we had just walked back through the door, throwing off our jackets and opening the windows, checking the seasoned roast in the barbeque (pork marinated in a mix of herbs and spices slow roasting outside makes for… Read More Sunday afternoon walks and talks
Okay I may be a bit early but one of my 10 a day would definitely be a tomato (or two) nothing tastes better than pulling a juicy red fruit from the vine and eating a handful before you reach the kitchen. Plus they are rich in vitamin C. The difference between a bland tomato… Read More Ready for a glut of tomatoes?
Is it time yet? I have been out everyday waiting for signs of growth, little fresh green leaves daring to say hello alongside bulbs starting to spear the ground. As the days seem a little brighter the remains of last years perrenials are looking a bit sad for themselves and the autumn fallen leaves, havens for overwintering bugs… Read More New beginnings – a gentle garden spring clean
Every part of the year brings its challenges, the beautiful days where everyone smiles and flowers sing and not one slug has visited your fresh little seedlings other days nobody wants to get out of bed to deal with grumpy moods and the caterpillar invested veg patch. And sometimes life just surprises you, nestled in a… Read More Weathering the Winter – Overwintering Kale