It’s been quite a year. Successes, failures, yes: but also some ventures into pastures new and a huge shift from allotment owner to back-yard gardener. I’ve loved every minute (well, perhaps not the bit where I lost half the broad beans to stem rots): so here are the highlights of my 2010. In January we had [...]
Monthly Archive for December, 2010
Here’s wishing a very happy Christmas to everyone who drops in here from time to time… and may all your carrots grow straight in 2011!
You get it warts and all on this blog, you know. However tempted I might have been, I did not slope off down the greengrocer’s for a blemish-free and perfect cabbage to photograph instead of my battered and dog-eared specimens. No: I trudged out into the snow and ice, took a rough guess at which [...]
One of the best things about bringing a neglected and overgrown garden back into some semblance of order again is that you never quite know what’s going to turn up next. This weekend I was back to the never-ending rabbit fencing (it’s thawed at last, if only temporarily) and heading into the very woolly bit at the [...]
I can never make up my mind whether I like ivy or not. I had something approaching the national collection of ivy in my last garden – the previous owner was clearly a big fan. I spent most of my time removing it in a rather grumpy way as although it was very pretty – lots [...]