Look what I just got from my wonderful wife for our 16th Wedding Anniversary.
The book and journal is full of loads of growing tips as well as recipes on how to use the produce. It really does look like a wonderful read.
There are links to various Monty Don books on [...]
So having collected my sweet pea seeds a few weeks back, I thought I would sow a few on this blisteringly hot September day.
I am using only some of my seeds, so I have plenty left to sow in March/April next year, however sowing during September [...]
We ordered lots of spring flowering bulbs during August from the Gee Tee Bulb Company.
They arrived safely on Friday, all beautifully boxed with detailed instructions included. Although I obviously can’t see the quality of the blooms as yet, Gee Tee Company certainly seem to provide a [...]
The last of my tomatoes are ripening off in the greenhouse.
I have now removed all remaining foliage from my last tomato plants to allow all their energy to go into ripening the remaining fruit.
The overall crop was not huge this year due to the tomatoe blight we [...]
After some pondering and deliberation, this week saw the complete removal of a good 40 foot tall Leylandii that was slowly killing everything beneath it.
This is the tree as it was:
You can see that a number of the small leaf Portugal Laurel (Prunus Lusitanica) below have completely died as [...]
My wife has just started a part time floristry course.
This is her first attempt at a hand tied bouquet.
Jolly good result I think! It looks like she has been doing it for years.
It’s a shame I cannot claim to have supplied any of the flowers. Maybe next time.
I have just been to take a look at our sweetcorn plants.
I’m not convined our corn on the cob are going to be plate fillers this year, however, they do look nice and healthy.
Note the bamboo support which although in a sheltered spot, was required during the high winds earlier [...]
This is how my tomatoes looked just a few days ago.
This is how they looked today.
This is tomato blight or Phytophthora infestans.
Tomato blight, like potato blight, is a fungus which can spread rapidly by air or water in both the foliage [...]
The sweet peas have been fantastic this year. The flowers seems to have gone on and on.
Some of the flowers are coming toward an end now, but they have produced huge number of seeds pods. So now is the time to think about gathering a few seeds for next years [...]
The flowers were looking excellent at Shiplake Lock today, when David Walliams arrived as part of his Thames Swim.
David is swimming 140 miles of the Thames as part of Sports Relief
David looked quite happy walking hand in hand with friend Jimmy Carr.
In October 2010 I bought some Garlic Solent Wight and Shallot Griselle from Suttons Seeds. I also bought some red onion.
I planted all the bulbs about 2 inches deep and a hand (or around 9 inches) apart.
These were left over winter under fleece.
I harvested these in mid July this year.
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