The Great Race

At home I’ve sown 18 kohlrabi, 12 fennel (despite saying I wasn’t going to this year), 25 rainbow carrots out in a tub on the balcony, 20 spinach, 18 summer […]

Moats…

Someone’s still doing that @!’&%$!! raindance, aren’t they?! My plot is back to being a bog and just look what’s happened to my trench…I now have a moat. I keep […]

Trenches

Another short trip up today – back to work tomorrow. I took my seed potatoes up with me, thinking I could stick them in the ground but it was too cold and wet still. When I fell over the compost some of them had an unexpected flight.. I did manage […]

Painting vs digging

Only managed to sneak 2 hours at the plot inbetween a marathon of kitchen and decking painting. I have almost finished digging the trench that will be the new path, and there were a few admiring ‘you’re doing double digging then’. Didn’t feel I needed to disabuse them…I needed all […]

Sunshine and seeds

Fantastic sun this afternoon – and the plot is bathed in it. I can’t tell you how different it feels without the gloom of the hedge running next to it. There are masses of birds on the feeders. I’ve cleared last year’s fennel bed, which I should have done last […]

Pre-land grab clearances

This week is hedge clearing. It took me 4 hours, and now I’m struggling to move, but I have pretty much done it!  Huzzah!! My pictures were a bit dim and and wobbly – I was so tired my hands were shaking. But all the bramble and blackthorn from the […]

Rain rain go away…

The wet theme continues…so still no work on the plot. It’s incredibly frustrating! I’ve got a week off over Easter and I’m hoping the weather will be drier for then so I can get some work done. I still need to turn about 30% of my plot into beds, plant […]