Although, I comment on my back garden being a sun trap and loving it; it can sometimes be a problem for plants that like shade or cooler temperatures. I also have a small section of my yard that is almost constant shade due to brick wall and the shed but I aim to take advantage … Continue reading Vegetables for shade
It’s middle of the summer and some people will be over run with cucumbers – I am a little late planting things out as we were only able to start sowing in June – I purchased one cucumber seedling (and sowed some seeds) so I don’t have a glut just yet. The title may be … Continue reading Recipes for Gluts: (Real!) Pickles
Now that we are half way through the year and half way through the RHS Garden and Flower shows I would like to talk about the show that I went to recently. I was able to make it to the Friday RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Last year I went to the same show and … Continue reading A Plastic-free RHS Garden Show (?)
My last post was in January – I spoke of all the things I would miss out on due to a holiday I would be taking though the months of February and March. I planted out the Dahlia I bought and gave last year’s ones to a friend. All of the wheels of life turn … Continue reading Sad News
Next week they are predicting winter is finally here with snow expected and talk of a Beast from the East soon arriving. The overnight temperature finally dropped in my back garden to 1.5 degrees – I added another thermometer because I thought the first might be broken. Weatherpeople were predicting below zero temperatures but the … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Is it winter?
I have not been blogging so much in the last couple of months – I don’t really have a sob story on why – mostly time mismanagement but this year I am going to try to make more of an effort to keep on top of all the topics I would like to write about. … Continue reading Six on Saturday:New Year
Last week it was freezing and I did not feel like taking any pictures as I felt like the garden was at a stand still. I still feel this way but we can’t always have the perfect spring/summer garden or we would never enjoy the bulbs. In temperate climates, sometimes I had to put tulip … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Nothing going on (Questions)