Exploring Norfolk’s Big Houses

Norfolk has a long history and experienced some interesting times. You can’t go too far without bumping into a hill fort, Roman ruins and medieval castles, as well as some of the most amazing and well preserved stately homes once owned by the rich and royalty. Within 45 minutes north of where I live I…

A cold snap

The climate has changed a lot since I grew up. We had several inches of snow and icicles your could use as swords. Now we get a dusting of snow every other year and mainly just cold and damp. So far this year we have had a few stunning days. Bright sunshine, temperatures into the…

Heated propagation bed

The other year I built a heated propagation bed for my greenhouse. I’ve not made great use of it in previous years. This year I’m using it to extend my growing year. I’ve started some broad beans, radishes and lettuce on the heated bed to see how they do. It’s been a week now and…

Spring is on its way

January is over. January always feels longer than any other month in the year. How does it feel to you? The days are getting longer and the sun is pushing through the rain clouds. It’s still cold but it’s all the more tolerable with the sun on your back. The ground is fairly water logged…