Proto-Spuds

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 […]

Preemptive

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…

The End of the World

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 […]

Pyromania

Bamboo makes for almost ideal bonfire material – dries out easily, burns efficiently, and being hollow, keeps a ready supply of oxygen in the fire core. There can’t be many more bonfires left in the year…

Win more

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.