All in Garden
Just when you think the vegetable garden is yours and yours alone
It’s my favourite time of the year. Well nearly.
OK, the camera doesn’t lie.
We had a big weeding morning today, having started the battle with the long borders.
Just look what Scout did to help today.
This morning I got up to feed the dogs around 7:50. I looked out of our big window to see a white hillside full of shivering trees and chilly vines.
Supposing you have 32 plants to put in a square bed. You’d plant them in rows normally wouldn’t you?
You know that time when you buy a pot of basil because your seeds aren’t up yet and you are planning something Italian for supper.
I’ve spent the morning battling with various hose joints and attachments
This afternoon I planted fourteen Greek gigantes runner beans.
On February 28 2018 we had heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures.
When we first built our house our neighbours to the north were 500 cherry trees.
I was shocked to find that lots of my lettuces and other young plants had suffered a night time attack by a creature unknown.
Much as I welcome seeing birds having a lovely time in the potager, I could do without them decimating my plants.
For the past few Sundays I’ve been running a workshop for members of our 500-strong Herault Gardener Facebook group.
There’s a ferocious wind blowing outside and my greenhouse has had chunks blown out of it.
This year I’ve sown more than ever before.
We’ve had no rain for absolutely ages - probably since January, so it was wonderful to have a morning of sunshine and showers.
When the first strawberry flower pops out you know spring can’t be so very far away. This bed has special resonance for us.