Winter, while dramatic in nature, will be over before we know it.

A change is as good as a holiday.

You may or may not have noticed, but I’ve been missing in action here on my blog and for good reason.  I handed it over to the loveliest person on Fivver who did a bit of an update for me.  I’m a gardener not a technical whiz and I knew I wanted to update the look of the blog but was frozen with fear for … Continue reading A change is as good as a holiday.


Knowing when to stop trying

Over the last few days, I’ve done a significant amount of harvesting, which is surprising considering we are at the end of the first week of winter.   The first session was more a case of storm damage.  The peas had been completely bashed to bits, but they were attempting to rally, and I noticed some fat pods that needed picking.  I was surprised how much … Continue reading Knowing when to stop trying

Is this the start of something wonderful?

It is always questionable as to when to start the growing season.  But today is as good a time as any.  Today is the shortest day and the thing to do on the shortest day is to plant onions.   I know it is an old wives’ tale to be taken with a grain of salt as the planting window is wide open from April to … Continue reading Is this the start of something wonderful?

And so, in summary.

You may be wondering where I was over the last week.  Certainly not in the garden.  I have been nursing a bog-standard ordinary head cold.  So, the last week after all that effort of trying to #MakeMayCount came to nothing in the final days.  As I look back, I have to ask myself, did I actually make a difference? In previous years I definitely made … Continue reading And so, in summary.

Time waits for no onion

I have to confess the shortest day took me a bit by surprise.  Its not that I didn’t know it was coming, but the speed it approached left me feeling a little like Wylie Coyote standing there with tools unused after the Roadrunner zapped by.    It always feels like I have plenty of time to do things, however in reality I always underestimate how long … Continue reading Time waits for no onion

Monday Message:

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana 1863 – 1952 These are wise words indeed for a gardener to heed. If you forget what you did last season you will make the same mistakes again this coming season. Spend the long nights going through your photos, notes (if you took them) and social media posts and try to remember … Continue reading Monday Message: