Garden Diary

 
  On Monday Lewis, Thomas and I weeded and thinned out some of the fruit on the fruit trees. The yield varies dramatically between trees, feast or famine. Some of the productive trees got...
Grass growing
Grass growing
  wisteria The rain did last most of the day on Monday, giving the beds a much needed soak. The grass responded with sudden growth, in the absence of Chris we must keep on top...
8th-15th May
8th-15th May
The working week running from 8th-12th May had similar themes to previous week: Sowing veg. seeds, indoors and out doors; tending to propagated plants in the greenhouse; cutting grass and weeding. The continued dryness...
Another dry week
Another dry week
It’s a busy time of year in the garden, people have been busy sowing veg. seeds directly into the soil, weeding and potting on bedding plants. The dryness has continued, the earth is cracked...
Edibles sowed
Edibles sowed
The week of the 17th was windy and very dry so we had to water a lot. The newly planted broad beans were at risk of drying out, flowering and dying before they’d fully...
Decking complete
Decking complete
  It’s been a mild and showery week peppered with spots of sunshine. The compass school were in on Monday, I planted garlic with them in the greenhouse. It’s late for a garlic sowing,...
Trip to Red Shed
Trip to Red Shed
The Compass school was in on Monday. Their group was divided in two, 1 group turned compost, the other did a maths challenge, measuring the length and width of the garden and calculating its...
A busy and varied week
A busy and varied week
By Monday the massive pile of compost had a dent in it, however there was still much to move. Gary and Malcom collected the tractor from the golf course garage where it had been...
Another big load of compost
Another big load of compost
We’ve had a fine run of weather this week. The clear skies have caused fine Sunny days with Cold mornings and evenings. On Monday morning we received 25 cubic meters of compost. It should...