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…

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.

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…

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!

Second Month of the Year

The second month of 2020 has started; I can hardly believe how fast time is passing. The weather here has remained very mild, and I am struggling to recall a day when we woke to frost covering the building site, formally my garden. We have had a few cold mornings, but not enough to stop…

Saying Goodbye

I’ve tried to think of the best way to describe the last few weeks, and the best I can do is “different”. Earlier this year, my wife’s grandfather, Stan, passed away. He was 91 and had a short period of ill health before passing away at home with his family with him. When anyone passes…

Feeling relaxed and productive at the same time

I’ve followed my philosophy of “little and often” religiously this year and I think I am starting to see the rewards.  By working on my garden and allotment plots, a little each day, I have started to form a habit.  It now feels strange to not be in the garden pulling up some young weeds…