March Garden Update

March has been a mixed bag when it comes to weather. It has generally been cold, but the average temperature is beginning to rise. The slight increase in average temperature has had a positive impact on seed germination, and more and more seedlings are starting to appear. With the increase in seeds germinating, I have…

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…

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…

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…

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…