Nearly didn’t make it!

Last time I said I’d see you in Oct – only just made it! It’s been a funny month in the garden. Mild, with heaps of the wet stuff but not so much of the bright stuff. Crops are taking a long time to ripen and the veggie plot looks desperately untidy, spent, tired andContinue reading “Nearly didn’t make it!”

Ponderings from the Polytunnel

I don’t know what to call this one! It’s been hanging in the air for a while now. Sometimes you could smell it, sometimes you could hear and feel it but now we’re beginning to see it. The natural world is savvy and has been preparing for it, and now the change is finally here.Continue reading “Ponderings from the Polytunnel”

Summing up September – something different

Garden life in photographs – chickens, squirrels, wasps, a rogue rat, flowers, harvest, preserves, frogs, kindling, children, dogs and foxes – it’s been busy in my little haven! Figs, plums, greengages, apples, hazelnuts, melons, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, courgettes, giant mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes, salad leaves, spring onions, cucumbers, eggs, herbs, and a few late strawberries haveContinue reading “Summing up September – something different”

I had the pleasure of hosting Monica from the Travel Hack last week.

And this is her lovely review. The link will take you to her website – which is well worth a look at. Groceries from the garden: Learning more about self sufficiency with Isa Lamb – The Travel Hack (photo – Monica Stott – The Travel Hack)

Ponderings from the Polytunnel

Daylight Robbery He sat on the garden fence. Under the pretence of attending to his ablutions, the criminal mastermind formulated his cunning plan. He suddenly stopped what he was doing, and with a tweak and a twirl of his dastardly whiskers, he let out a maniacal laugh before parkouring his way to his shiny rubyContinue reading “Ponderings from the Polytunnel”

Congratulations – it’s a girl!

“My cucurbits aren’t producing fruit “, I hear you cry. I feel your pain, it’s happened to me. Cucumber, melon, courgette (marrow), squash, gourd and pumpkin, are all members of this delicious, watery, succulent family. Back in the Spring, you took those curiously flat, oval seeds and started them off in pots. You even plantedContinue reading “Congratulations – it’s a girl!”

Ponderings from the Polytunnel

Going Where the Favour Lies How do you know if a door is locked or unlocked? No, it’s not the start of a bad joke. It’s something I use as a bit of a life philosophy, and you know the answer. It’s simple. You turn the handle. Sometimes you have to give the door aContinue reading “Ponderings from the Polytunnel”

Lovely reviews of our Groceries from the Garden Experience – 5 star!

Lucy ” We thoroughly enjoyed our ‘groceries in the garden’ experience. Isa was extremely informative and gave us a lot of insight into growing fruit and vegetables in your own back garden. After taking a tour round her beautiful garden we also got to enjoy hands-on activities including feeding chickens, re-potting plants and cultivating potato’s.Continue reading “Lovely reviews of our Groceries from the Garden Experience – 5 star!”

“Keep your bird lips off my food”

That’s the often repeated mantra that echoes throughout my garden at the moment! The visiting blackbirds seem very tame; I can get ridiculously close to them. One clever couple have raised triplets and bring them to the redcurrant bush to feast on. I don’t mind; there are plenty. But when they move onto my blueberriesContinue reading ““Keep your bird lips off my food””

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