Browsing All posts tagged under »Garden«

Mr Ed on the decks (now with added sunshine)

October 3, 2009


Well just the one deck actually, but I liked the sound of it. So the first of the two decks that have been promised for many years is now complete. My timing is a bit off because the ‘summer’ has just finished so they will have to wait until the spring to be enjoyed, but […]

Raised Bed Building

September 13, 2009


It’s only been 5 years, but finally we got around to putting together some raised beds for vegetables today. Well I say ‘we’, but Ed put them together this afternoon with a little help from George. Actually I was in the kitchen most of the time preparing a tea of creamy chicken and pancetta pie […]

Courgette Flowers

August 12, 2009


I’ve got so much to do today as we are off camping in North Wales, so I shouldn’t really be posting about stuffing courgettes. That said our very cute Border Terrier Ernie is snuggled on my lap and tea is mashing in the pot so I have a few moments to spare before the chores begin. Our friends […]

Alliums for the chop

August 10, 2009


Finally we have had a Weekend with 2 days of sunshine. It’s been the first chance to get the onions, garlic and shallots out of the ground and allow them to dry in the sun rather than dragging muddy bulbs into the kitchen. I was also spurred into action on reading the MTP Blog. I […]

Start of the Summer Harvest

June 30, 2009


Finally! Things are starting to flourish in the garden. It seems to have been a slow start this year, in fact the french beans and the courgettes just seem to be lounging around enjoying the sunshine instead of getting on with growing. Perhaps I am not watering them enough, but I don’t like getting the hose out […]

Things we didn’t make…at all

June 24, 2009


We didn't plant any of the currants in the garden, they came with the territory and this is the only one we saved. Then as I wandered around I noticed a couple of other plants, that despite being here over 5 years, have never been seen before.

In an English Country Garden

June 4, 2009


The spell of warm weather seems to have brought the flowers on in leaps and bounds in the garden at the moment. Here’s a few recent pictures of some of my favourites.   Anyway, enough of that, I’d better post something more manly next time. Ed