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…

Looking after tools

Winter isn’t known as a time for growing but it does offer time to get prepared for next year.  If I’ve learnt anything about gardening its the more prepared you are, the easier things will be.  So this week I have been spending some time in my shed making sure my tools are ready for…

Surviving the Mid Winter Blues

  Here in the East of England we are mid way through the winter and can bring on a case of the blues if you are not careful.  The wind has changed direction and, rather than bringing warm air from the south, we have cold air from the north blowing in from the North Sea.  …

Cool breeze off the North Sea

Over recent weeks we have had several weekends of glorious sunshine leading to the familiar sounds of lawn mowers cutting lawns across our estate.  Unfortunately, this weekend is not one of them. Living near the east coast of the UK has its benefits; we get a reasonable amount of rain unlike those who live over in…