Very depressed for yet another year of dashed hope...Continue
Last year I got 3 red chillies out of dozens of plants growing in the green house. This summer I put all the chilli plants outside and brought half of the plants back to the green house mid…Continue
For those who were waiting for Flaming June and feel cheated by the soggy June we just had, fret no more. There has never been a Flaming June month in UK and will never be. You get a couple of hot days or one week of sunny days here and there during British summer, that's all !
Disappointing weather aside, there is one vegetable that will never disappoint and…Continue
I started growing shallots two years ago and I love their easy growing habits. Shallots are in the onion family and can be grown like onions. The difference is that they are smaller in size and they have the mild, sweeter taste. They also store better than onion. Once lifted and dried you can keep them over a year.
I bought …Continue
In spite of the cold spell we now have many, many darling buds of May! The biggest of them all are flower buds of peony, they are almost the size of chicken eggs. And I am looking forward to their deep fuchsia blooms to fill my vase with. Cherry tree is very prolific this year, all the branches are covered with flower buds. I did applied a generous layer of wood ashes and…Continue
After weekly grocery shopping, we went to the local nursery to buy some ericaceous compost and 'have a look around'.
The nursery is full of all sort of plants, stuff and shoppers. We spotted some bargains straight away, the 4planter grow bags are a third cheaper than the allotment shop, the sweet peas are lush and tomato seedlings are strong and tall at 60p each. the trolley was loaded up with bags and pots of plants. Then I remembered it's first day of April and I' d have to…Continue