Ordering Seeds during Lockdown

I usually start picking up seeds in February and March from local garden centres but, with all the things happening this year, I didn’t buy any before lockdown started. All garden centres closed their doors and have yet to fully re-open. I’m also not keen to go to the shops to buy seeds. I’m not…

Vlog – Sowing Seeds

Time for a Vlog!  Please help my channel out by giving the video a like and subscribing.  It would be great to build a small community on YouTube. In this episode, I sow courgette, lettuce, radish, peas, and tomatoes.  We’ve had a stunning and really warm April and I’m keen to make sure I get…

Dig for Victory

“COVID-19, the worst crisis since the second world war”, WHO 2020 There have been several attempts to compare the current crisis since the second world war.  Our government tried called on Britain’s resolve and national pride to encourage widespread social compliance with new laws restricting movement.  Their rhetoric called on the same national effort which…

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!

End of 2019

Its the start of the new year and I take a moment to reflect on 2019. It’s been hit and miss during 2019 and now my garden is being destroyed by the building work taking place to extend my home.

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…

A Wonderful Christmas Day

Christmas Day is upon us again and the food and drink is being eagerly consumed by friends and family.  Christmas time reminds me of why I started this journey, why I am learning to garden and produce my own crops.  Food and drink brings people together, creates a community and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing…

Projects

Just a quick update to say I have added a new page to my site to share the projects I have been working on.  The first to go up is a page about building my greenhouse.  I hope you like it and I will add more as I complete different projects.

It’s been a while

It’s been a while since my last blog.  Things have been a bit busy and any free time I have has been directed to DIY and the Garden.  Any time left over is reserved for the family. Things are very busy at work.  With the integration of health and social care services, my job has…