Looking back and learning from 2020

Gardening has been a growing part of my life quite a few years now. Each year I like to take the time to reflect on the things I’ve learnt and will apply in the next season. Potato Grow Bags – I have grown potatoes for as long as I can remember. In previous years I…

Making Leaf Mould

Each year I have an abundance of leaves. Our property is surrounded by trees which drops their leaves between October and December. Most years these leaves make their way into our garden waste bin and are forgotten about until the same happens the next year. This year I wanted to make use of them rather…

Lawn Edging – Vlog

With the rain holding off for more than a few hours, I have taken the time to get out into the garden and do a few jobs. I’ve been meaning to lay some lawn edging. We plan to have a seating area just outside our bifold doors and I’ve dug out and area which will…

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….

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.