Procrastination, my nemesis.

I’m a month behind.  I have a load of excuses.  Its been cold, its rained….a lot, and its snowed in March just when I wanted to get on with sowing seeds.  I could also blame work, and I have done.  I’ve told myself that all these things have stopped me from getting on with things…

Hearty warming food

Today has been one of those days when the sun doesn’t shine.  Here in the East of England I doesn’t feel like there has been a sunrise, it just became a lighter shade of grey with persistent rain.  It’s days like these which make winter a challenge and reminds me how much I like spring…

VLog 4 – Onions

I finally got round to finishing my latest Vlog to accompany my last blog.  This episode is all about onions.

Spring moving into summer

Spring has moved into summer but forgotten to tell the weather. Dark clouds brings rain making gardening far less enjoyable but the plants don’t seem to mind. However, as the days go by we have been treated to glorious sunshine as a promise of the weather to come. Now the average temperature has improved most…

Spring is in the air!

Finally, spring has arrived, or be it the odd day of spring is here.  Frosts still threaten any crops silly enough to raise their heads without adequate cover but when the sun is out you cannot mistake the positive feelings its warmth provides. A lot has happened since my last post.  A new fence surrounds…

Surviving the Mid Winter Blues

  Here in the East of England we are mid way through the winter and can bring on a case of the blues if you are not careful.  The wind has changed direction and, rather than bringing warm air from the south, we have cold air from the north blowing in from the North Sea.  …

Getting on with January Tasks

Before the end of the month I need to make sure I am top of my January tasks for the month.  Top of the list for this weekend is to improve my soil quality.  Last year I extended my main bed by removing turf.  I didn’t add any goodness back into the soil at that…