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Easter Rising

The Easter break has been kind for DIY and gardening.  With the weather poor in the first week of the holidays, it was no chore to be inside, though painting the kitchen was.  But with indoor work done, gardening has … Continue reading

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Plans for the New Year

Since November I have not posted.  There are a number of drafts still on hold, but the idea of posting every day during November rapidly became an end in its own right: like a dog’s incessant barking, publishing a blog … Continue reading

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Help Wanted?

I have previously written about my gardening buddie – Fudge – who has often been my constant gardening companion.  She will hunt for rabbits, or trot around the garden keeping herself busy while I get on with the less arduous … Continue reading

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Not Green Any More

Half term has arrived for me with the amazing coincidence of fine weather too.  So we decided to clean the greenhouse. This time last year, Claire was in hospital undergoing her final chemotherapy and stem cell transplant, so even going … Continue reading

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Fudge, Yeah!

It feels like the gardening year is at a bit of a hiatus with little to do, so rather like the lead singer of a band in the middle of a particularly dull riff as the “guitarist goes off on … Continue reading

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Fighting Spreads Across Gardening Fronts

The large elder lies in a tangle of branches, wilting leaves and splintered trunk, alongside the dishevelled box hedge.  The young tree had apparently been growing though the hedge, which had lost much of its shape as a result.  There have been … Continue reading

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Eating Out of House and Home

The sun continues to shine unabated and the salad in the greenhouse grows an inch a day.  So we are now into full-blown eat it or beat it mode.  The different leaves are lovely to look at, and make a … Continue reading

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