Category: gardening

Wormery

About 6 months ago a colleague forwarded an email from the Environmental Society at work, looking for people who were interested in purchasing a wormery.  I’ve...

Pasta sauce

Sometimes accidents work out for the best – in this case, the unexpected self seeding of some tomato plants in my greenhouse.  Left to myself, I...

Destruction and Construction

What better way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon than demolishing things?  A week ago when I went down to the allotment I discovered that one...

My friend, Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books form part of my earliest memories, and I always remember thinking that Mr McGregor was very unreasonable in chasing him out...

All things green and garlicky

It may be turning colder, but things haven’t come to a complete standstill yet at the allotment.  The tomatoes are over, but the leeks are still...

Allotment

It’s official!  I got the keys to the allotment this morning.  We also picked our first produce – two giant courgettes, which have taken advantage of...

Vegetable Madness

During my week in York, my vegetables have been growing wild. I came back to find that the rucola and the courgettes were practically taking over...