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
The kitchen garden has been a tad neglected since taking on my allotment, it's looking a bit sorry and needs taming. February was a very wet month and being a mild winter the weeds have taken full advantage of my absence. I'm currently claiming my kitchen garden back, bed by bed, spurred on by the … Continue reading Keep Calm and Garden on Through Covid-19
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?
I came home from hospital last weekend, my body is tired and sore but getting a little stronger every day. I ended up needing more surgery than expected which has set my recovery back with one thing or another but I am getting there, slowly. I miss spending time with the chickens and of course … Continue reading And Sow it Begins
This year has been a tricky year for me with regards to my health. As some of you are already aware I had surgery in June which meant I couldn't spend much time at all in my beloved vegetable garden during the best part of summer. The garden and blog were neglected and so the … Continue reading Happy New Year 2018
Wishing you a New Year that's bursting with joy! I hope the new growing year ahead provides your larder and kitchen with plenty of own-grown produce. Cheers to a happy and healthy 2017, may all your wishes come true!