Creating a garden in the shade

Here’s a question for you…. shady places, what to do with them?! For part of the growing season the tree canopy surrounding our plot grows high enough to cast a considerable amount of shade across half the plot and while that can be a welcome shelter from the blazing hot mid-summer sun that even factor 50 cannot save […]

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The year of the carrot June update

I thought I’d give you all a quick progress update on the carrot bed today… To be honest, I have had to re-sow this bed a number of times. Probably due to the slug population seemingly tripling this year following the warm winter but also the Early Nantes seeds were a little patchy in coming […]

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A little Cornish adventure..to the Amazon via the Mediterranean

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you will have noticed that I’ve had nothing to say for a couple of weeks! Well I have… but I’ve been on a little Cornish adventure to celebrate my first wedding anniversary. So instead I gathered my thoughts and photo’s and I’m here to share them with you today! […]

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Giving nature a helping hand….

I’ve never quite discovered the pest prevention holy grail on our plot…. I’m not sure anyone ever does. What I definitely do know though, is that I never want to be given a nickname such as “Chemical Frank” the plot holder a few plots down from us! In general I think we’re pretty good at […]

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Learning to Thrive!

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic training course run by Thrive called ‘Step into social and therapeutic horticulture’. If you have not heard of Thrive before then in a nutshell they are a leading UK charity who use the medium of social and therapeutic horticulture to bring about positive changes in […]

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What will the future bring?

It’s that time of the year again when I find myself daydreaming about how the plot might ‘be’ this year. Will it be fertile? Will it be productive? What will fail? What will thrive and what might be this year’s real successes? It’s not normally too long before my attention is drawn to that magical first year […]

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