Category: Garden

Growing things on a balcony or volunteering at an allotment…

firetongues

firetongues

Woohoo! I only discovered I had any beans ready to eat after my friend’s 1 yr old was rootling about in the garden yesterday… Had to lift up all the leaves but then, there...

Allotment Lite

Regardless of the pissy weather we’ve had, things are growing… I’ve been converted thanks to Window Box Allotment, and am now cramming edible things into tiny spaces! I’ve also got hooked on Folia, a...

Late planting…

Had given up on any vegetable aspirations after the allotment drama of last year, and was preparing to freecycle all my veg seeds. Then! I read this amazing book called the Window-box Allotment and...

First harvest of salad from the balcony

Heh, I use the term harvest in the broadest sense, but I did pick some rocket and lettuce and have it in my sandwiches for lunch today :) The veg seems to be growing...

Sarah Raven volunteering; fruit garden

So – last day at the magic garden… We were in the Fruit Garden today, hoeing the gravel beds between the gooseberries and strawberries. Also planted up these pink tulips in the giant pots...

Sarah Raven; birch twig flower supports

Today I have mostly been making these… Silver birch twigs twisted into rustic (very ‘rustic’ in my case) supports for tall flowers liable to get blown over.. This one is for the delphiniums. I...

Volunteering at the Sarah Raven garden in Sussex

This is the kind of volunteer gardening I like: wandering about with some yellow scissors and a pink trug, deadheading flowers that are looking a bit peaky… Not a double dig to be dug…...

Solitary Thrift

I planted about 40 of these Thrift seeds in pink and white, and now, weeks after doing so I get *one* seedling… sigh…

Gardening Blasphemy?

Planted out 2 pea plants (the purple podded ones), a broadbean (sutton), two pepper plants (F1 Gypsy / Giallo d’asti), two tomatoes (gardener’s delight), sowed some feverfew and borage seeds, and scattered some mixed...

Fruitful

Fruitful

I sent the Fruitful Research website live today. It has been great fun working with L; reading her gardening blog, getting the lowdown on allotment keeping, Sarah Raven – I’m off to volunteer at...