So many veggies and fruits growing well!

Quick trawl of the garden tonight is showing lots of promise for some good harvests to come.  So far the broad beans are flowering like mad, being visited by lots of pollinators and currently are not being attacked by aphids.  It’s time to start checking them daily for that problem though! The early peas have…

Fruits are on their way!

We’ve lost most of our strawberry plants through the harder winter, but everything else is growing with extreme gusto!  Love it! We have erected some netting around the blueberries to protect them from the voracious pigeons and that seems to be working.  They are swelling well and I’d expect them to start changing colour in…

Hectic gardening times! Loving it!

There’s so much work to be done at the moment both in the garden and the allotment, that most of the time we’re not getting the time to update the blog. Rest assured gardening work is still going on!  We’ve started training the flowering thornless blackberry vines along the fencing and as you can see…

The joys of spring

I’ve had a cold for the last few days, so I’ve not been out and about as much as I’d like to have been!  I did get the chance to explore the changes in the back garden today and it’s given me hope to see some new life at the allotment as well! Above is…

Garden developments & cherry blossom!!

Woohoo! Finally our cherry tree flowers have started opening up, they look glorious!  The tree will be covered in open flowers for the next few days, I love taking pictures of it all!  This year we hope to deter the local pigeons from eating them all by hanging shiny things in the tree that get…

Allotment love and human kindness!

As I arrived at the allotment today, I was greeted by a fellow member who had taken over a plot which a large patch of rhubarb already established.  They didn’t want all of it so offered me the option of taking a crown or two!  What an amazing start to the day?!  (Keep reading though…

Back garden got worked on too!

It’s probably a little strange that we are growing in both the allotment and the back garden, but some plants can be better managed at home for starters (fruit bushes for example).  Also, we can get a better chance of saving correctly pollinated seeds if we keep some things separate!  Our garden also has 6ft…

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…

Chilli plant marathon and more

Brilliant amount of sunshine today, so all the chilli plants got a stint in the poly-tunnel to soak up some rays!  Still have to move them back indoors before they get too cool in the evenings though, most surfaces in the house have plants on them! We have the following: phase 1 seedlings already in…