I needed a bit of time out after the stress of exams to sort my head out, but I'm back, and I thought I'd best update everyone on what's been going on. I spent several weeks hand-rearing some baby wood pigeons whose nest had fallen out of a tree, plus another who had been found … Continue reading July Check In
As part of today's exam revision procrastination, the potatoes have gone in! I covered the bed a few weeks ago (yes, it should have been done by the end of last season but better late than never) and today took the covers off and removed the few weeds which were growing in there around the … Continue reading Procrastination
What beautiful weather we've had for the weekend! I've done a lot of work in the garden including lots and lots of weeding - we now have a wheelie bin full of brambles which feels like a nice accomplishment! I've made a start on clearing the lower patio in preparation for getting garden furniture and … Continue reading Mothers Day Weekend
Due to lack of time, forgetfulness and general chaos, it's now the end of March and I haven't sown a single seed. I usually start with the chillies at the beginning of January, broad beans in February and would have the tomatoes sowed by the start of March. I am very behind. So this year … Continue reading Plants for the veg patch!
When we moved into our house, there was what appeared to be an oddly placed flowerbed surrounded by overgrown paving slabs and filled with potato plants. On further investigation we discovered that there was in fact an old pond liner there. At the time, our youngest son was only just 4 years old. He was, … Continue reading Project Pond
When we moved house in 2015, one of the main things we were looking for was a bigger garden. Our old house was a tiny new-build mid-terrace with very little outside space, and with three boys and a dog, it really wasn't remotely adequate. We now have good sized front and back gardens (plus another … Continue reading Let Your Garden Feed You