Growing from seed requires a certain amount of patience, which is not something I have in spades. It also requires persistence and occasionally a good sense of humour. I have a window sill in my utility room which gets pretty good sun and is ideally positioned for lavishing attention and expectation on lots of little…Read More
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No-one likes a bald spot right? For any garden big or small there are going to be spots where you might appreciate a plant that will take over like a blanket. This provides cover and interest, but also helps to stop weeds proliferating. These are the scrubby areas next to a building or beside the…Read More
A note on how robust nature can be: I’m so happy this little Witch Hazel was looking so bonny this Winter. The image below is from about a year ago. He’s in there, but you can’t see him, just a twig. He was squashed completely flat when this wall tumbled. These ancient dry stone walls…Read More
Have you mulched yet? The only time you can throw around a load of muck and everything looks better afterwards!
It was so windy last weekend and freezing cold. We didn’t get up to much in the garden aside from a bit of weeding. Instead we turned to indoor projects, which includes sewing seeds that don’t germinate, murdering houseplants and now a new hobby: orchid flasking! Since I started writing this I’ve realised that the…Read More
My first little seed has germinated! A Sweet Pea of course… Have you sown any yet?
I’m making this a ‘no dig’ garden, because every time I do any digging I have to go to the chiropractor!