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…

Seeds to sow in June

I tend to sow the most between March and May each year and, until recently, I didn’t consider planting at any other time of the year. Limiting myself to sowing during spring meant I didn’t make use of my home allotment and garden all year round, so I have been exploring what veg does well…

Vlog – June Garden Tour

It’s halfway through the year and I thought it was a good time to reflect on progress so far and to show you around my vegetable garden.

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…

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…

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…