A hedgehog living in the parents’ garden – a delightful honour to see the wee thing strolling around of an evening, chomping on the crunchy food left out. Yay hedgie!!
Some of the first apples beginning to form on a tree in the garden.
A couple of days ago the shed door started coming off its hinges altogether in ordinary use – the wood underlying the screws had rotten away. This afternoon, we burned the whole thing – and a great bonfire it made, too, with the roofing felt melting, burning, exuding a thick black smoke (fortunately not for […]
Having installed raspberries in January, today saw the second significant planting of the year: an old flower bed given a sense of purpose, dug over and mounds filled with planted potatoes (Harlequin variety, since we preferred it to the purple things last year, and it claims to be good for everything from salads to boiling […]
The very last of last year’s crab-apples, lying in a patch of this year’s new snowdrop growth.
A clump of green shoots poking through, ready for spring
It’s not even New Year yet, and already that’s the leeks moved and replaced with the 20 new raspberry canes we got for Christmas…
It’s been a bit breezy the past couple of days – winds gusting over 50mph locally and up to 100mph nationally. Fortunately, the gardener has just finished staking all the trees that needed it, so the storms passed us by with no significant damage – the only loss appears to be this wooden trellis that’s […]
We discovered a plum tree hiding at the back of the garden just in time to taste some of the fruit at optimal ripeness. And it tasted good.. better than anything in a supermarket, for sure.
More fruitfulness in the garden – for the first time, we have our own apples. And the first one tasted rather nice too!