This week I imagine that I can sniff spring. I feel much more like going out in the garden again, it’s always a bit of a chore in November and December. Last year I started getting interested in stuff I…
The weather has been so uncharacteristically hot for the UK that we are having to water a lot and we are getting a great yield from our crops. Everything is very early, the corn is ripening quickly and apples are falling and ready for cooking and eating! Learn more
It’s quite a labour intensive time of the season just now, with everything growing so quickly. It’s wonderful to see everything thriving and blooming.
This week I’ve planted more cucumbers out in the greenhouse and some outdoor beefsteak tomatoes in pots. I’ve put parsnips in and also some Mexican spinach. Learn more
The warmth in April and the rain in May has resulted in a huge growth spurt in everything, including the weeds!
We are now at the stage where we are juicing every morning and enjoying lovely salads for lunch and dinner. It’s so wonderful to be eating really vibrant and fresh produce again. Learn more
May is a lovely month in the garden. The birds are singing non-stop and we are surrounded by pink and purple flowers and blossom.
We have bluebells, lilac and clematis everywhere. Learn more
This week has been glorious. Perfect weather for Easter! We have already had 3 BBQs this year and spent loads of time in the garden. Everything is so early, the blossom, the veg, the perennials and the creatures too. I’ve had my first midgie bites already.
The grass is recovering from the wet winter and there are signs of new life and vitality all around. Blue skies, pink blossom and pure joy. Learn more
We’ve had some great weather and rightly or wrongly, I’ve started planting early and main crop. I’m watching nature and copying.
Everything is so early this year. The Magnolia came in all its glory and then disappeared in the next few days. Learn more
This week I have been tidying mostly. There are many leaves and the chickens have made such a mess when they scrat about. The lawns also look untidy because it has been so wet and muddy and people have been…
Mud and Rain. The garden is looking like a muddy field. I’ve not done so much work out there this last couple of weeks, although I’m still going out everyday to care for the chickens. They are happily feasting away…
We had our local lantern procession here in Ulverston. This involves making a lantern with tissue paper and willow sticks and marching through the town with everyone else. We came back to the garden afterwards for a good old bon…