Tuesday, 16 March 2010

New garden, new blog

We have started work on our new garden!
Thanks for everyone's lovely comments over the last two years. Our new blog can be found here.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Time to go

After waiting for months, suddenly it was move day.
Our neighbours' pretty kitten came to say goodbye. Lots of cats frequented our garden but this one was my favouriteOne last glimpse before we left (and a quick dash outside to grab a few not-quite-ripe pears for my mother in law!)Then it was time to leave.Goodbye garden!

Friday, 11 September 2009

Tidying up

After we put our house on the market I started to neglect the veg patches a bit... but when we finally got a move date I set about clearing them.
The broccoli took some uprooting.It had grown a massive stalk and strong roots. and hundreds of seedpods.From the other beds we found a few hidden onions and one lonely carrot that had survived the slugs earlier in the year. Then S mowed the lawn and made it all look neat and tidy

Before: After:Much better!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Some things

These pretty weeds sprung up in the onion patchI found an interesting moth
These seed pods are growing on what I think are bolted radishes. When they dry I will collect the seeds for next year.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Saving parsnip seeds

Earlier this summer one of last year's undiscovered parsnips produced an amazing plant. It had finally dried out......so I collected some of the seeds There were hundreds of them - no need to buy any next year Self saved seed is meant to have a good germination rate - fingers crossed for next season!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Overgrown and neglected!

We have been away quite a lot and all the sun and rain has made everything grow very fast.Most things have bolted and the rest have been frazzled and withered.The broccoli has gone nutsThe rocket is taking over and the chard is way past eating point. But we have lots of flowers so the bees are happy.
These flowers pop up every summer in the shade of our big tree - I think they are from bulbs But I have no idea what they are!