June is a hectic month for a gardener. Endless pots of tender plants that have been nurtured and protected for many weeks can go outside now, suddenly lots of planting and watering needs doing as well as successional sowing of fast maturing crops. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen garden during this … Continue reading Busy Month of June
With this great weather set to stick around for a while longer we took the plunge and planted out courgettes and butternut squash in the raised bed kitchen garden. Mollycoddled from seed it was time to take a deep breath and allow tiny tendrils to explore, yikes it's so hard letting go. Five courgette plants … Continue reading Letting Go
Biting winds, rain, hail and snow showers, we've never been so thankful for the occasional glimpse of sunshine to provide some respite. Ooh naughty February! Welcome back to our monthly catch up posts where we show you what's growing on in our garden smallholding. The vegetable garden in February still offers fabulous things to eat … Continue reading What’s Growing On In February?
The weather has been very blustery since yesterday and it looks set to continue today. The chickens are not fans of the wind blowing up their skirts, especially the fluffy gang... The sun was shining earlier so I got on with planting broad beans in the cold wind. I don't mind so much when I'm … Continue reading Sowing in the Wind
Earlier this year we planted our first blueberry bushes in lovely old bath tubs. I wasn't expecting much from their first growing year to be honest, but was happily proved wrong. Two blueberry bushes provided steady pickings throughout summer right through to autumn, enough to keep the blueberry fans of the family satisfied. It's now … Continue reading Blueberries in November
Follow my blog with Bloglovin There was a real nip to the air this morning. A light blanket of frost arrived overnight as predicted, the veg garden looked so pretty twinkling in the morning sun but I was a bit sad to see the first casualties. Nasturtiums are always the first to go when a … Continue reading A Touch of Frost