Snow

When I was a child I remember weeks of snow covered ground and icicles as long as my arm hanging from windowsills. Granted my perception of time may be off and I had shorter arms back then, but we did experience snow for longer and more often. Temperature has risen here but we do still…

Looking back and learning from 2020

Gardening has been a growing part of my life quite a few years now. Each year I like to take the time to reflect on the things I’ve learnt and will apply in the next season. Potato Grow Bags – I have grown potatoes for as long as I can remember. In previous years I…

Making Leaf Mould

Each year I have an abundance of leaves. Our property is surrounded by trees which drops their leaves between October and December. Most years these leaves make their way into our garden waste bin and are forgotten about until the same happens the next year. This year I wanted to make use of them rather…

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…

My one seedling

I had hoped to add some new crops to my winter garden. Last year I had a successful crop of red and white onions, as well as some garlic and I wanted to replicate this success, but with a few added treats for an early harvest next year. I read up on vegetables to sow…

Sowing a new lawn – Vlog

I’ve not been posting on YouTube recently but have been doing a bit of filming as I try to fix damage to my garden caused during the house extension.

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….

Lawn Care and Grass Seed

Here in the UK summer ended yesterday. Officially, the 22nd of September marks the end of warm summers days and ushers in the cold autumn air. The morning air is now cool and crisp, but we are still experiencing warm, dry days. As much as I love summer, there is just something about autumn which…

Summer Sun and Heatwaves

2020 has been a warm year so far. We saw spring temperatures in February, summer temperatures in March and April and, during August, we have recently experienced a heatwave reaching over 30 Degrees Celsius for the last two weeks. As I sit here writing this blog post, the weather is finally breaking. The sky is…

Photos from earlier this year

I started taking photos of plants in my garden to keep a record progress throughout the year. Here are a few shots from earlier this year, taken late June and early July.