Planting

Most purchased plants and seed packets usually contain some form of advice as to when to plant a plant or seed. In our experience, this is based on extensive research to find the best growing conditions for that plant. Based on the findings, the advice is created for a generalised public to fit a generalContinue reading “Planting”

Macro images from the back garden

So who doesn’t love a bit of Macro? We had some beautiful leaves and flowers Hosta, Cordyline, Dhalia, Bamboo and Lily that we’re looking stunning after a morning shower so had to take some photos and wanted to share the beauty with all our wonderful followers. We hope you enjoy them!

In the jungle, the broad bean jungle…the broad beans sit tonight!

Go on…sing along – A WHIM A WAY…(I can hear your humming now!) Thought we would give you an on our first little haul of broad beans/ fava beans/ pillows of goodness (whatever you’d prefer to call them)- an interesting journey through growing nevertheless. We have these a try in the garden at home andContinue reading “In the jungle, the broad bean jungle…the broad beans sit tonight!”

HOMEMADE BLACK GOLD

Composting can be as easy or as hard as you wish to make it. There are a number of different composting methods. Below we will go into those we are currently exploring: Sub-soil or trench composing: Trench composing involves digging a trench and burying green material in your trench. Based on the tests it isContinue reading “HOMEMADE BLACK GOLD”

The Plan of the Plot

Of course we want to take you on the journey with us and as the well known saying by Benjamin Franklin goes; ‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail’. We thought we would share the plan we painstakingly constructed at the beginning of this year (2020). This plan is for the allotmentContinue reading “The Plan of the Plot”

Growing Okra

‘Slimy’, ‘bitter’, ‘absolutely gross’. Okra is a vegetable that has mixed reviews from people – a bit like Marmite- you either love it or hate it! In our case at home- we all absolutely love this vegetable. From young children, our grandmother made okra irresistible and this year we thought we would give this aContinue reading “Growing Okra”

The Start of a journey…

In recent years, I have witnessed and come to appreciate, a wider acceptance and desire for home-grown produce and growing using organic sustainable methods. There is an infinite source of information now appearing online, concerning new techniques being trialled and tested to drive a “cleaner” and “greener” growing methods as well as reduce waste, heavyContinue reading “The Start of a journey…”