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!”

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”

What Vegetables to plant in May

May, here in the UK – the weather is getting warmer and sunnier, the days are getting longer and summer is definitely on route! Today is the last day of May [can’t believe how fast this year is flying by] so, being the first year that we are able to grow a vaster amount ofContinue reading “What Vegetables to plant in May”

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”

Experiment – Quinoa

We have an allotted space for some quinoa…I ordered some seeds from the lovely Derek from Elfskin Edibles [https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/elfskinsedibles]…Quinoa in the UK? Lets see how this goes! We have the Chesiya Mama variety and have just sown the seeds [planted in early May in the UK]. We had instruction to cover with a fine layerContinue reading “Experiment – Quinoa”

To dig, to double dig or to not dig at all! – Improving your Soil.

Turning the soil (single dig method):As my plot was covered in browning weeds after the spraying of weed killer I decided on a labour intensive strategy (but in my mind a key one) which was to remove the largest clumps of weeds and to dig the majority of the plot. I also had a MaresContinue reading “To dig, to double dig or to not dig at all! – Improving your Soil.”

Growing up green

We are three siblings. Ben, Natasha and Tania. Growing up in the leafy suburbs of south east London, bordering Kent [the Garden of England] we have some of our fondest memories with nature, exploring, playing and planting. In our blog we will be taking you through different ways in which we have become more sustainable,Continue reading “Growing up green”