Category Gardening

Supermarket Herbs

You know those supermarket herbs in the little plastic pots?  They’re quite meagre offerings from a culinary perspective.  But I bought thyme and mint for about a quid each the other day and potted them up.  They were a bit…

Dandelions

I was going to pop out and take my own picture of dandelions. After all there’s plenty around at the moment. However this Pixabay photo was so much prettier than anything that I could produce myself I couldn’t resist it.…

Nicked

When my son Louis was little, maybe three or four, we spent a weekend in Bath with friends. When we got back to the motorhome I saw him engrossed in playing with some unfamiliar objects. ‘What are they/’ I said.…

Weeds!

Freakin’ ‘ell! We visited the allotment the other day for the first time after our nine day break to France. When we left the plot was relatively neat and tidy. There was some progress with fruit and vegetable growing. The…

Chutney Making

In anticipation of the expected glut of fruit and vegetables that we’re going to get from our allotment, I’ve lost my chutney making cherry. I have to say that it might be an activity that’s going to hook me in.…

Rhubarb

Rhubarb crown number three has gone in at the allotment. It’s not rocket science. You just dig a shallow hole, chuck in a handful of fish, blood and bone fertiliser, pop in the crown and cover its knobbly part. The…