I’m a little surprised how long it is since I last wrote here, as usual there are no comments which is a disincentive to write. But here I am again on the last day of the year with an up-date.
A lot happened during the month, not all of it to do with the nursery. We got settled into the barn then himself went off boating for three weeks. While he was away I did a lot of gardening, cutting
A fortnight ago we moved to our converted barn in the corner of the field at our nursery. The move happened fairly nonchalantly. We had already brought quite a lot of stuff here in the previous few weeks which made
We had two nights away in Hampshire for Matthew’s wedding. The gate was closed on the Friday and our friends Margaret and Terry stood in for us on Saturday. This was a rare event, I hardly ever go away. After
We’ve had the garden open for the National Garden Scheme for about 15 years. We used to have several group visits in the evenings from garden clubs and societies. Tow or three years ago we had a rest from taking
The weather is not too nice at the moment. Cloudy, cool and fairly wet. On the plus side it means that it’s easier to keep working and the ground is now quite moist so plants are looking perkier than they
Rain was forecast so it seemed a good idea to lift all the garlic rather than have it sit and fester. It was easier to pull rather than dig it up which avoided damaging some of the bulbs. I grew
It’s been hot. Temperatures up to and sometimes over 30 degrees c. So after doing the watering not much else gets done. But last Wednesday I had a couple of hours help from a friend and we dug up some
After the hot dry weather the garden was started to look shrivelled and crusty. The forecast promised rain for Tuesday/Wednesday. In fact one of the weather websites suggested there would be copious amount of rain and floods in some places.
If I say that I’ve done a lot of reading in the last few days that might be a clue to how hot it is at the moment. A pattern has developed where I get the watering done as soon