May 28, 2013
In the midst of enjoying some beautiful Bank Holiday weekend weather, Claire and I discussed the fact that it would be nice that evening to sit outside around a fire pit...
April 21, 2012
We had an hour of silliness in the garden today that involved a bit of animation. What did you spend your afternoon doing?
April 20, 2012
For an update on how we are getting on with our chickens, click on the photo to see our post on Fennel and Fern Gardening blog. This is a link to the chicken coop we chose and we are really happy with: COCOON CHICKEN COOP HEN HOUSE POULTRY ARK NEST BOX NEW WITH ROOF TO […]
July 21, 2011
Our front lawn has barely any grass. It’s been taken over by ‘self heal’, daisies, buttercups and clover. Inspired by what seems to grow well in this sunny dry spot I filled my boot with lavender and thyme. I’ll let you know how my garden grows. _________________ Here is a little more about how it […]
June 23, 2011
Hello everyone, George here. This weeks homework word was ‘Pond’ so I decided to build a miniature pond in the garden. I used a stone trough that I used to grow some little plants in. First I filled it with soil then I collected moss from around the garden to make some grass. Next I […]
June 11, 2011
This is George’s idea of a good time. Sometimes it’s easier not to ask “why?” I just take the photos.
May 8, 2011
Ed created me a 'bean thing' with wood and bolts and stuff. It may not be beautiful, but it will mean my legumes can climb in safety.
April 28, 2011
I had two projects in mind during this years extended Easter break; a treehouse for George that was promised but not delivered last summer and secondly growing a beard. One of these projects is lacking in structure, not adding any visual amenity to the surroundings and generally progressing haphazardly without direction; thankfully the treehouse went […]
October 10, 2010
It’s getting to the time of year when I reflect upon how the garden has shaped up. There are still a few bits of colour around: a few grapes on the vine, the pink japanese anemones, some self seeded violas in with the vegetables. My favourite Verbena Bonariensis has been really feeble though. Anyone else […]
September 5, 2010
After returning from our recent trips away there were some interesting crops to collect from the garden. If there is something in the garden more beautiful than cream coloured borlotti beans, speckled with scarlet, in their scarlet pods speckled with cream, then I have yet to find it. Then there is the collection of crazy […]
August 10, 2010
You may have seen in my Guest post for Fennel and Fern that I spoke of my life changing experience with this borrowed soil riddle made from an old drawer. Well I say life changing, maybe more soil changing. You see we have stones…oh, so many stones. We take buckets of stones to the tip […]
August 8, 2010
Issy at Fennel and Fern asked if we would write a guest post for their updated gardening site. I wrote about how we got on this year with our raised beds. Take a look and have a browse around the rest of Fennel and Fern too. Here’s the link.
July 12, 2010
I just realised I’ve not updated the blog for ages. I’ve been busy taking photos for other projects and getting involved with the Carnival. Here are some of the things I have picked, cooked, eaten, witnessed and photographed over the last couple of weeks. The garden is growing at full tilt. Luckily my obsession with Cavalo […]
May 25, 2010
There once was a boy who dreamed of his own catapult. Then he remembered this… His Dangerous Book for Boys has instructions for all manner of things. Including how to make a catapult. Ed was employed to assist in the design, here you can see the ‘technical drawing’. And the offcuts from the branch cut […]
April 5, 2010
New Raised Beds Layout – The Kale is already in Drystone Bed The mice and slugs tend harvest everything in here, I hope they don’t want courgettes Pots of salad and baby veg around the shed The Sunny Dry Front Garden This is more of a post for me than you. Hope you don’t mind. […]
March 9, 2010
On Sunday we finally got into the garden for the 1st time this year. It was sunny, but VERY cold and frosty. So frosty in fact that I couldn’t get through the soil to belatedly plant the shallots, garlic and spring onions. I am off to try and do that shortly. George and I emptied […]