The rain stopped! For a few hours…

We’ve been able to make some progress today! Hurrah!  The rain has been almost constant for about 10 days here on our hill, so it’s been wonderful to get out and do something constructive! This is our first year of allotmenting!  We’ve been growing for about 6 years in the back garden, but this is…

Hard graft!

Despite the constant rain and general sludginess of the garden, the workmen arrived to work on next door’s garden today.  They are scraping off all their soil and making a driveway and in the meantime taking down the fence between us and replacing it. This also meant that all plants along that fence were going. …

Moving the gooseberry bush

Today was a big job!  We have a wonderful, large and very productive gooseberry bush, which was just unfortunately planted in the wrong place, which was evident after it had grown for a few years. It was blocking our way to get to the water butt that collects our garage’s rain water, so had to…

Rose relocation time!

We have two yellow roses growing in our front garden, by the fence between our neighbours and ourselves.  The fence is going to replaced shortly, so I’m trying to see if the roses can be saved.  Usually they have very deep and wide rooting systems, so I’m not too sure if they will survive being…

World record for most thorny gooseberry?!

We’ve been growing in the back garden for 6 years now, both fruits and vegetables.  This year we decided to be brave and take the plunge to commit to an allotment as well!  So much growing space, the possibilities seem endless; we are both delighted and intimidated in equal measure I think! Anyway, one of…

April 2018

We’ve started off the month with yet more cold and wet weather, for the fourth time this year our rhubarb is under snow! The allotment and garden both are still too soggy to get much growing in them yest, but plans are afoot and the seedlings we’ve started are doing well.  We have a house…