This last month was weeks full of getting it done; the weather has finally warmed up (dare I say almost too warm for this time of year) plants don’t know what to do with all the sunshine and warmth. The vegetables are all going strong except for the cucumber and melons as it was too … Continue reading Garden Update
Yesterday my friend was told that no one could help her on the plot when she was not there as it was considered trespassing. This seems problematic to me as you cannot divide your time between two people; if she cannot make it for two weeks that means nothing gets done until she can come. … Continue reading Small problem, Big plan.
So, the title should be changed – I will no longer live vicariously but live naturally (or whatever is the opposite to vicarious). My friend said that she will enquire about sharing the allotment together so that we can both have equal access (at the moment there is only one key). There is apparently one … Continue reading Living vicariously: Part two
I admit to cheating (just a little) I am off to the RHS orchid show today so these pictures (and words) are from yesterday afternoon rather than this morning. Last weekend I was hoping for sunshine or warm weather so that I could finally empty out the office of the plethora of seedlings I had … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Planting out
So I have finally finished putting up the beds and added the decorative capping to the edges over the weekend. (New Year New Garden update) I don’t know if it actually needed the capping but we had already bought it and it does make it easier to lean across the beds with something to rest … Continue reading Bed Plan – Planting out
When we last left off in New Year New Garden the garden looked like this Since then we have been hampered by rain, sleet and snow – but some progress has been made. We finished building the beds despite the cold weather – then the sun came out (but still cold) Then the snow started falling … Continue reading New Year New Garden update
When I started gardening and I was restricted on space and water, I vowed that I would only grow things that produced in return – so that meant that my time and resources were spent on plants that gave something back. Over the years I have had the odd one or two ornamental plants that … Continue reading Sneaky Ornamentals