Back from a break

A few weeks back, I decided to take a short break to spend time with my family and do other things. It’s been a full-on year in my professional and personal life, so some time to recharge was needed. I’ve had two significant changes to my job, lost two people in my extended family, and…

Early October Gardening Tasks – jobs for the weekend

The months continue to march on. Not long until the first frost and even shorter days. Now is the time to make use of the remaining warmth before it is time to step back and wait for spring. Jobs for the vegetable patch Tidy up the veg patch. Getting tidy now will pay dividends in…

Autumn Video

Autumn has arrived and its getting cooler. Autumn provides a time for reflection, planning and keeping up with tasks.

Lawn Edging – Vlog

With the rain holding off for more than a few hours, I have taken the time to get out into the garden and do a few jobs. I’ve been meaning to lay some lawn edging. We plan to have a seating area just outside our bifold doors and I’ve dug out and area which will…

Here Comes the Rain

Only a short while ago I wrote about the sun and heatwaves, today I write about rain. We have had rain for the past 3 weeks. I don’t mean it’s been raining on and off for 3 weeks, I mean it’s been raining for 3 weeks. Other than short periods, the rain has not stopped….

Growing Garlic

I love growing garlic. It’s an ingredient we use all of the time when cooking at home and I get a great feeling knowing we are using something I have grown. It stores well which means we can get months of use out of a single harvest, and now is the time to be planting…

Autumn planning

Tidying has been the name of the game so far this autumn and I’ve filled up my garden waste bin several times over.  But now the beds are begging to clear and the soil is turned over, its time to have a think about what I could grow over the winter months. There are not…

Autumn Tidy

With summer behind me and autumn colours setting in, it’s time I had a tidy up in the garden.  A fair amount of plants and veg have either ended or close to ending and starting to die back.  The tomato plants are very close to the end of their productive year and the leaves on…