Category Garden


Gardening in November as the growing year ends

Although it has been very busy, I have managed some gardening in November.  Time outside makes me feel better.  I think it must be the mix of fresh air and time to think while getting some gentle exercise. I’ve been emptying out the sacks of leaf mould from previous years over the vegetable beds.  The chickens get free run of the garden at this time of year and help by scratching around, spreading the leaf […]

Gardening in November Gathering Tomatoes

autumn vegetable harvest

Bumper harvest of Autumn vegetables and first steps in Permaculture

I have no idea where this year has gone!  One minute it was the New Year, next we are harvesting Autumn vegetables and the nights are drawing in. This year I spent more time planning what to grow across our two vegetables beds to get the most out of our plot.  I’ve found lots of interesting information on the Permaculture Association website which has informed some of my plans. I tried companion planting and also […]


Taking Time To Enjoy Garden Flowers

As well as growing vegetables, we also have garden flowers in the borders.  I have chosen a variety of shrubs and hardy perennials to make life easier. I don’t know what has happened to June but it seems to have started as a month of chasing my tail and nothing going to plan! Keeping on top of the garden has gone out the window. With all the mild weather and rain, everything is growing like mad while […]

Geranium Garden Flowers

february in the garden growing pea shoots

What I have been up to during February in the Garden

During February in the garden, I’ve been keeping myself busy tidying up and doing some early seed sowing in the greenhouse.  Hopefully, in a few weeks we’ll be able to pick some pea shoots like these for salads. General jobs done during February in the garden As soon as the weather warmed up towards the end of the month, I pruned the fruit trees.  It is better to do them before they start to shoot in […]