With many of our gardens showing signs of spring, lots of us will be keen to get outside and begin clearing our borders and pruning back those wayward shrubs.Continue reading
Well it’s the 13th October and I have eaten several of our home-grown strawberries today!Continue reading
After carefully nurturing the sweetcorn in pots, until I had cleared the first bed of potatoes, I finally got to plant out the sweetcorn this weekend.
Always look forward to the first strawberries of the season and today I picked this beauty!
Every year I am bewildered when I see garden centres and supermarkets selling ‘painted’ heathers in a variety of garish colours.
Dorset Apple Cake (sometimes known as Somerset Apple Cake) is delicious served warm. Although this recipe calls for cooking apples, but I find it a great way to use up any type of windfall apples.Continue reading
This is a delicious Mary Berry recipe, which I recently discovered. You can make with any type of apples, including windfalls.
Who needs to buy a bee hotel? This leafcutter bee was busy making a nest inside a recessed screw hole in my hosepipe reel.
I dug up a root of the Sharpes Express potatoes I had previously planted 12 weeks ago and was very disappointed with the results, as they were so tiny.
I guess this is down to the colder-than-normal-weather we have had this Spring.
However, I did cook them and they tasted delicious.
Hopefully another week or two and they should be a reasonable size.
It’s still too early to add a general weed and feed to the lawn, you need to wait until April when it is a bit warmer and the grass is actively growing. However, it is a good idea to tackle any weeds with a spot weed killer, or dig them out, before they go to seed and make more work for you later.