The Joys of Gardening

Not everytime when we garden do we get results to be proud of even if our efforts were. My slight error this year comes from growing pak choi. After searching the Internet for an answer as to why they are flowering I found out they are highly prone to bolting. The problem I guess has … Continue reading The Joys of Gardening

I Need Your Gardening Help and Expertise

I have a bit of a dilemma. I have recycled some old iron gates as a thin fence between the lawn where the kids play and the kitchen garden. The idea was to add some height and structure to the garden, but now they look a little unfriendly. To the far right I have huneysuckle … Continue reading I Need Your Gardening Help and Expertise

Garden Reflection – So Far so Good

At what seems like half way the garden is pretty well full with many changes from the initial layout and there's basically due to unknown timing, weather and crop success. Timing is mostly down to knowing the crops time span. Knowing how long they take comes down to experience. I have experience in the garden … Continue reading Garden Reflection – So Far so Good

Busy Bee Watch the World go by

I was sat in the garden while many bees happily went about their business. These are my broad beens with beautiful black and white flowers. My focus was playing up due to the sun setting so please forgive my fuzzy pics. It was so cool to just sit next to them and they never seemed … Continue reading Busy Bee Watch the World go by

Reduce Food Costs: 6 Top Tips for the Kitchen and Shopping

If like me your finding the food bill is taking too much out of the budget then these simple tips will reduce your costs. 1. Created a varied schedule that everyone likes. Setting different foods for each meal can bring in more choices. Before I would lok in the fridge to see what we would … Continue reading Reduce Food Costs: 6 Top Tips for the Kitchen and Shopping

Birds in the Garden

Most times in the garden when we see animals we think of the chance of damage and this is not always the case as recently I've been sitting there watching the birds that would come in. They would stroll around the garden eating the bugs and anything they find in the garden which to me … Continue reading Birds in the Garden

Kitchen Garden Photos

Here's some photos I took of the established vegetables around the garden. The plum tree is kicking in well. It came as a dry root plant which makes this a great start. Strawberries below are now in bud. I should cut the flowers off to make stronger plants but I don't think the kids would appreciate … Continue reading Kitchen Garden Photos

It’s Been Great Spring Weather… So Far

Here's an update from my kitchen garden for May 2018 The weather has improved well if not too well. I have seeds of various crops started early in the mini greenhouse from last month. Recently the two bag system is working really well. The first bag I created held just lettuce. These have since been … Continue reading It’s Been Great Spring Weather… So Far

Spring has Sprung

And complete with some new surprises. I guess they are not really surprises but what I should say is they are old relics which now resurfaced after about 8 to 10 years. Tulips and anenomies which had seemed long gone, but for some strange reason decided to start growing it again after such a long … Continue reading Spring has Sprung