Ah Spring is springing, the birds are singing and the daffs are up despite the fact that it is still blowing an icy gale every other day. Responsible and organised grow-your-own types are already well along with their heated propagators and other such clever cold weather jobs. Me, well, not so much. I spent […]Read More Grow Your Own- Tips for The Unsuccessful
I’ll bet that if you could get the statistics up, one of the least spoken phrases in my neck of the woods lately would be “Oooh, it’s nice outside.” Because it isn’t. It’s been a Game Of Thrones esque winter here, cruelly punctuated with tricksy odd days of sunshine to make the crippling cold and […]Read More Grow Your Own! Caretaking and Damage Control
Looking out at my garden this morning after our second proper frost in sunny Essex, I am (perhaps over dramatically) put in mind somewhat of tales of winters on the Somme. There’s a lot of mud, you see. My planning was a bit out this year in terms of maintenance and removal of edibles and […]Read More Grow Your Own! A Winter’s Tale
It might seem an odd time of year to add to the gardening chapters, there was a scandalous dusting of snow over my poor car this morning for heavens sake who wants to be outside if they don’t have to!?!? Actually, I do, and I have spent some good hours outside recently getting dirty and […]Read More Grow Your Own- Oh But It’s Cold Outside!
There are lessons in life for all and from all things, however the lessons from trying to manage my new garden seem to have turned into something of a beating. It’s all going wrong. The WTF tree previously thought to be an apple is now heavily endowed with bright and utterly rotten plums, oozing with […]Read More Grow Your Own- A Cruel Summer