The Sun is Here

The sun has arrived here in the East of England and temperatures are on the rise, it’s time to clear the greenhouse and get plants outside.

June 2021 in photos

June has been colder than average this year, resulting in slow growth and a delay in getting plants out of the greenhouse. This time last year, we had heatwaves while on lockdown. What a difference a year can make. I have started my Instagram account again (@norfolk_gardening); please head over there and support this site…

Potting On Tomato Seedlings

Time is moving on and waits for no man, or for me to pot on my tomato seedlings. In my YouTube video, I set out the steps I take to prick out and pot on my tomato seedlings where they will stay for the next few weeks. Please support my channel by liking, subscribing and…

Inspiration from Holkham Hall

Spring is starting to make an appearance here in the East of England. The jet stream has been south of the UK for most of May, keeping the warm air over Europe and bringing cold air down from the North. The result has been a colder than average May so far. Most of April and…

Signs of Spring

The days have gotten longer and warmer over the past few weeks, and it’s time to start transplanting some of my seedlings into my vegetable patch. Before I can start using the vegetable patch, I need to get it cleared and ready. It is a great feeling to start moving my seedlings out of the…

March Garden Update

March has been a mixed bag when it comes to weather. It has generally been cold, but the average temperature is beginning to rise. The slight increase in average temperature has had a positive impact on seed germination, and more and more seedlings are starting to appear. With the increase in seeds germinating, I have…

5 Seeds to Sow in March in the UK

March is a busy time in the garden here in the UK. Temperatures are going up, and more seeds can be sown. It is important not to rush to sow your seeds unless you can protect them from the frost that can still hit the UK until the end of May. All of the seeds which could be sown in February are suitable for sowing in March with a few additions such as summer cabbage and chard.

DIY Heated Propagation Bench

Sometimes seeds need a little help to get started, and a heated propagation bench can help seeds germinate when temperatures are still on the cold side. The ideal temperature for seed germination depends on what plant you are trying to grow, but most like warm soil to get them off to a good start. A…

Sowing Seed

It’s been snowing this week, but I still wanted to sow some seeds. So I headed into my greenhouse and pulled together a short YouTube video. In this video I start sowing seeds for this year’s crop of sprouts, cucumber, peas and spinach If you like the video, please like, comment and subscribe to my…