End of May. Sun, sowing and lockdown

So far, spring has been beautiful here in the East of England. Temperatures are hitting the mid 20 Degrees Celsius, and we have a right mix of sunny days and rainy nights. My veg plot is starting to really come to life; my potatoes are growing strong, and my peas are reaching up. I’ve had…

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!

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…

End of February

It’s the end of February and I thought it was a good time to have a quick catch up and show you how things are progressing with our house extension.  

Storms and building work

The third weekend of February has come and past, time is marching quickly towards spring. In the past week, we have had two storms hit the UK. Luckily for us, the storms have blown in from the West, so Ireland, Wales, Scotland and the West of England has taken the brunt of it. Here in…

February Tasks

February is another one of those months where the motivation to get out in the garden can get quite low. Here is the East of England; it is still damp and cold. The ground is waterlogged and heavy; a thick covering of cloud keeps us in the perpetual half-light. Despite the prevailing greyness of the…