The Winter Garden – Pruning, Mulching and Dreaming

The Winter Garden – Pruning, Mulching and Dreaming
The winter garden can seem a dull and bleak place, but careful planting can give interest even in the midst of winter. At the moment I am enjoying the hellebores, holly berries, scent of mahonia… View Post

Success with No-dig Spuds

Success with No-dig Spuds
For the sheer, childlike delight of ferreting around in the warm damp earth for signs of success, there is nothing more satisfying than growing potatoes. Certainly for me, they have always been a simple and… View Post

How to Use Up a Courgette Glut: Crispy Courgette Bites

How to Use Up a Courgette Glut: Crispy Courgette Bites
Simple recipe for cooking crispy courgette bites and making the most of summer vegetables or a glut. View Post

What’s Growing in the July Vegetable Garden

What’s Growing in the July Vegetable Garden
This year, I haven’t planned as successfully for succession growing of quick crops like lettuces and salads, and I’m late to the brassica party too. We had a lot of renovations going on inside the… View Post

For the Love of Trees: Tree Following July 2023

For the Love of Trees: Tree Following July 2023
July is always an exciting time for the trees in the garden. For the big apple tree, it marks the home straight to harvest as they are usually ripe by early August. This year looks… View Post