Last weekend we made a no dig raised bed using left over wood, just a basic rectangle frame screwed together in each corner using decking screws. It measures 4ft wide by 7ft long. We used cardboard to kill the lawn by excluding light, each piece overlapping the other to prevent grass growing through gaps. Tuck … Continue reading Make a No Dig Bed
January is such a bleak and dreary month, it also happens to be the month of our birthdays. Oh I do envy the summer-born, the endless possibilities for outdoor celebrations. The ground is sodden in our garden at the moment, it's bitterly cold too - no garden birthday parties for us. I do try my … Continue reading Beany Babies
This month has flown by for me and I'm quite late putting this post together. The photos were taken just over a week ago, since then, everything has put on more growth. Inspired by Charles Dowding, the four no dig beds we planned are finished (no dig = cardboard to smother the lawn/weeds, topped with a … Continue reading May Peek at the Veg Garden
I thought it would be interesting to share a monthly photo of the new veg garden, to document how it changes throughout the year. I might stick to this viewpoint each month or show another angle, perhaps include more photos when there's more to see, later in the year. I've missed January out but little … Continue reading February Peek at the Veg Garden
Images from our garden smallholding.
The new kitchen garden has been a joy to work on, it's great to finally see my plans before me, rather than on paper. Each raised bed will be filled with compost rich in chicken manure straight from the compost bins, it's lovely stuff with a beautiful earthy smell. I've decided to try the no dig method used … Continue reading Tour of the New Kitchen Garden