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…

Is it spring yet?

Looking outside today one could believe it is late November. The sun hasn’t managed to get through the mist since Saturday and temperatures haven’t push much past 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) for most of the week. This has not been good news for my seeds which, for the most part, need temperatures to…

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…

Exploring Norfolk’s Big Houses

Norfolk has a long history and experienced some interesting times. You can’t go too far without bumping into a hill fort, Roman ruins and medieval castles, as well as some of the most amazing and well preserved stately homes once owned by the rich and royalty. Within 45 minutes north of where I live I…

Hearty warming food

Today has been one of those days when the sun doesn’t shine.  Here in the East of England I doesn’t feel like there has been a sunrise, it just became a lighter shade of grey with persistent rain.  It’s days like these which make winter a challenge and reminds me how much I like spring…