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.

Planting Potatoes

It’s been a while since I last posted.  My routine is all off.  Here’s a vlog from a couple of weeks ago I didn’t post here.  I hope everyone is keeping safe!

A few thoughts on Covid-19 as we prepare for an Epidemic in the UK

Here in England, we are on the verge of an epidemic. As someone who has worked in the NHS for most of my adult life, I find the whole thing quite interesting. I spent six years working in Critical Care, an environment which exposed me to far more multi-resistant micro-organisms on a  daily basis than…

I’ve started early and this is how I’ve done it.

After a few cold weeks and very little happening in my greenhouse more and more seeds are germinating and starting to reach out of the ground for the sun. April and May are traditionally my sowing months but for the last few years I’ve been trying to extend the season with my greenhouse and heated…

First crop from the allotment

Spring has officially started here in the East of England and we are having a wide variety of weather from wonderfully warm days to bitterly cold ones. Despite the cold, nature if waking up. Seeds are starting to germinate in the greenhouse, the dreaded weeds are getting an early start and some plants are already…

No progress

The last month has been very frustrating with little to no progress in my garden or allotment. A mixture of bad weather and spending too much time at work has left my greenhouse sitting bare, my seed potatoes un-chitted and a growing sense that I’m getting behind. I work for the NHS overseeing and supporting…