The air has been very still today....a bit of a novelty for north-west Cumbria. The trouble is that when the air is still out come the midges and it becomes impossible to work outside. And before anyone calls me a wimp I can tell you that we have Scottish midges on this side of the Solway and they are, size for size, the most vicious creatures on earth.
So, it was into the greenhouse to try and get some work done away from the midges....except they were in there as well. My…
This morning at the allotment I decided to go exploring in the jungle of my Butternut Squash to try and find some fruit ...
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With unlimited appetite but only limited space I’ve been experimenting with growing some crops vertically. Read…Continue
I finally got round to building a proper compost bin.................only 18 months after I first posted about it!
August bank holiday means the end of summer and also the end of the best growing season. However there is still a window of sowing opportunity for cold tolerated vegetables.
I planted garlic bulb yesterday and sowed rockets, peas (for pea shoots) , carrots, chinese leaves and pakchoi today. Hopefully they could provide next round of crops right into December.
In my kitchen garden, runner beans and french drawf beans just came to flower; the only tomato grown has many many…Continue
We had a lovely morning checking out the gardens of The Duke of Westminster's estate.
Blog post here, lots of photos!!
Oh sweet readers I do apologise for my tardiness xxxx
The results of the pipe experiment!
I pushed my gloved hands deep into the potting compost, scraped back the soil, and ...
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Quick question- I need to replace my side gate. The pre made ones at Wickes and B &Q have rotten reviews- they arent sufficiently primed and swell closed.
Ive been down to see them and they seem flimsy and unattractive.
I found this one which is exactly what I need.
I want to engage a handyman/…
Some of my seeds started to sprout while I was away for a few days