Planting out

Planting out is one of my favourite things, as well as a blessed relief from digging. I’ve had help – Himself came up and put in 3 rows of Crapaudine beets, as […]

Contemplating heresy

It’s that time of year when I declare I’ll abandon my strictly orthodox digging and sifting of all new ground, in the interests of actually planting something. I’ve followed through […]

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Not the weather, which is glorious but totally unexpected given Michelle and I were snowed on just over a week ago, but planting out. There are many oh-so-casual strolls being […]


There are birds everywhere. Small, noisy, nervy sparrows, bold robins, flashes of blue & great tits, crowds of starlings hopping after each other, mellifluous blackbirds, emerald green, squawking parakeets, woodpeckers […]

Sometimes it snows in April…

Looking out the window now we have steady sleet gusting down. Dismay reigns in gardening land… I’m going out in a few minutes and not looking forward to it one bit! In anticipation of the frosts all my tender plants are in from the balcony, crowding the landing. At the […]