Ill-thought through

Lesson #742 – don’t plant strawberries through weed suppressant membrane. ALL the runners have rooted through it. I’m having to tear it to shreds to get the runners out and they all have a black membrane skirt.  It is going to take me ages. ARGHHHH!!! 20 potted up for the […]

Steady progress on the plot

Fairly productive day so far. The wild garlic is in a big pot, drooping everywhere. I’m sure it will recover, the last batch did with no problems. 3 of the biggest Charlottes are sitting in a bag of manure out on the landing, which has a liberal sprinkling of BFB in […]

Well, this weekend was a bit disappointing in terms of amount of jobs ticked off, but perhaps I overestimated how much two slightly sickly women can achieve. On Michelle’s plot, which handily for all spades/forks etc seems to be sited on an old flint quarry: weeded 2 large and very […]

Spring slowly springing

Not much done on the plot this weekend – a combination of soggy earth and a fall that’s left me a bit hobbly. I am obviously getting old… I stuck out a few broad beans & 2 garlics from home, noticed the kale is slowly bolting (2 flowering plants chopped […]

Lousy weather = playing with seeds

It was a really magical day yesterday. Beautiful ceremony, friendly people, great food (4-tiered cake made of speciality cheese…mmmmmm heaven!) and fantastic music for dancing to. But do to, erm, prosecco ‘injuries’, I’m not up to anything other than some gentle seed sowing and perhaps washing the odd pot or […]

Progress with strawberries

Good stuff today – despite forgetting to take pictures. At the plot I’ve made a small start into sorting out the strawberry runners from last year. 19 runners had escaped and rooted themselves under the apple tree – now safely out and ensconced in pots. The apple area is blissfully […]

Sesame Street fans…

This update is brought to you by the letters O and W! Yesterday and today I’ve been shifting earth for the new path, hacking out blackthorn stumps and barrowing the soil into the hedge. It’s squishy, smells stagnant and bloody hard work. I’m resisting buying yet another pair of boots […]

Sowed sweet peas today. I don’t have a good track record with these so I’ve another couple of packets in stock for if/when these fail…One more hot wax and one aubergine too. I’ve given up on the others, I could see some tiny weird see-through/whiteish wormy things in the compost […]