I love tradition and fanfare. Any excuse for a celebration and I’m all over it. We need these things to mark the passage of time as life rolls around too fast. And it is with this thought bouncing around firmly in my head we find ourselves in August! Seriously – August 2017. It seems like yesterday I was waking up to a new day of … Continue reading Fret not – Plants don’t hurry
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – ‘know what you grow!’ The thing is often I get a little carried away with the whole process of growing things, that I forget to follow my own advice. Most of the time I get it right and do a bit of research if I’m growing something new, so I know it has the space … Continue reading Picking Pecks of Peppers
While summer is still many moons away, I have taken a few steps that create a tenuous thread that links the cold wet miserableness of today with the hot, heady endless days of late summer. I sowed my pepper seeds. I normally do this with great fanfare on the 1st of August, however this year I was somewhat detained by the warm sea and sun … Continue reading It is still early days but…
Sowing the seeds of love, we’re off to a seedy start, I’ve sowed the seeds to a new season… I could go on, the clichés are endless! Entering into August puts us one month closer to spring and the weather is beginning to play with us. One week it is warm and sunny and we haven’t had any heating on in the house for a … Continue reading Some ideas on Pinterest may seem like a good idea at the time…
It was hot yesterday. The kind of heat that leaves you feeling sticky, grumpy and really lethargic. The sky was blue and the wind was far from a cooling breeze as its warmth did nothing to ease the discomfort of the day. But it didn’t start out like that, there was a heavy dew on the grass, unlike a few weeks ago when we awoke … Continue reading Summer can you please come again – I must have been out when you called.
It is official, the season has begun. Woo Hooo, Hooray, YaY and all those other celebratory words that are just too difficult to spell! I squeezed some time into my busy schedule that if I waited for an opening would have happened maybe sometime in mid-November. So I decided, enough was enough with the busyness – my seeds need to come first. The first thing … Continue reading There are seeds in the soil!
Peas, peppers, pumpkins, peanuts and preparations and presents and a ‘P’eetroot. I need to apologise in advance as this is a little long but I have had a huge weekend in the garden. I now ache a little in all the usual places that hard work brings aches. I should be used to it by now, but doing a little moaning can still bring some … Continue reading This blog has been bought to you by the letter P
I have had a lovely time. Hubby the Un-Gardener took the boys away camping to make the most of the summer before… well we won’t dwell on the coming months. It’s still summer and that’s all that counts. I miss them very much, but to garden uninterrupted is such a pleasure. So I indulged myself in all things gardening. I started out by sowing the … Continue reading How long?!
Sometimes I really struggle with getting the timing right for my harvests. With things like tomato it’s easy peasy – it’s red, it’s ready. Lettuce is good to go when it is all leafy and it’s really easy to pop a leaf in your mouth to taste it just to make sure it hasn’t gone bitter. Zucchini is simple – it’s got to be bigger … Continue reading 150 days exactly.
It’s hot. I mean really hot. We are officially in a drought. The boffins have number crunched and apparently January normally gets about 60mm of rain, I guess that’s why looking back over past summers all I remember is dashed expectations of a “proper summer.” Well this year we are having that magic kind of summer – long and hot! But they say that we … Continue reading My garden doesn’t need me… sob sob sob