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!

Building our compost bins from old pallets

So, I have a friend that has a warehouse – with lots of pallets! When I sent a photo of the 99+ pallets to Ben, he immediately said; “GET THEM ALL!”. First task…finding a van…check Second task…loading the van…check Third task…transporting the pallets…check Fourth task…emptying the pallets from the van…check… Fifth task…transporting the pallets toContinue reading “Building our compost bins from old pallets”

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”

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”

Weeding – Top Hoeing!

Weeding is a pain of any gardener but a necessity. Allowing weeds to grow in your garden or plots only reduces the nutrients that you wish to go into your plants. Although there has been a recent ‘save the weeds’ talk going on recently and we do seem to have a new found love forContinue reading “Weeding – Top Hoeing!”

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”