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.

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…

Growing Garlic

I love growing garlic. It’s an ingredient we use all of the time when cooking at home and I get a great feeling knowing we are using something I have grown. It stores well which means we can get months of use out of a single harvest, and now is the time to be planting…

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…