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Tags archives: garden

No mosquitoes for me!

Mosquitoes are horrible things!  They may be a yummy treat for birds and bats, but personally I don’t want them hanging around my garden. Neither do I want to smell of those stinky[...]

A sweet surprise

    I gasped as I opened the seed packet. Jewel-like, smooth and translucent, ‘Bloody Butcher’ tumbled into my hands. I’ve grown sweetcorn almost every year[...]

Spring frosts!

As the days of early spring grow warmer, we are beginning to see new plant growth peeking through the mulch. More often than not, those first much-enjoyed warm days will be int[...]

Beecause they're worth it!

Bees are rapidly losing their natural habitat all around the world due to intensive monoculture-based farming practices, pristine green (but flower-barren) lawns and from the d[...]

Going Dutch

Nothing quite prepares you for a visit to Holland in the springtime. People talk of ‘flower fields’ but when you get there, it’s so vast and colourful that you feel as if y[...]

Here come the girls

Meet Thelma and Louise. They’re the latest additions to our rapidly growing (home garden) hen count, just over three weeks old and already full of chirpy energy. They, and [...]

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