Mid July Update 2020

I can’t believe how time has flown this year. When you’re little days seem to go by so slowly, but the older you get months fly by without you realising. How are we in the middle of July already?

So much has happened this year what with one thing and another. I know I’ve entitled this one mid July, but I did film it in the middle of July, but just haven’t had the chance to sit down at the computer and edit it.

So here it is, a little later than normal, but here all the same….

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Early July Update

It’s July already, this year is definitely whizzing past very fast. It’s time for another update, so here is my next instalment. The garden is growing well, and I’m picking produce left right and centre.

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Mid June Update.

I can’t believe it’s the middle of June already, where did the last 2 weeks go? The weather here is still beautiful, and we’ve had very little rain, so I’m saving my bath and washing machine water and putting that on my plants, which they all love.

I have had to invest in some more water butts, and have attached them to each other. I have seven collecting and storing water for me, so I’m all set.

Here’s my latest update for you to see. My tomatoes have doubled in size since I last saw you, and I have baby melons.

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Early June Update

It’s the beginning of June and all worries of frost have gone where I live in the south east of the UK. Yay summer is here!

This can only mean one thing……it’s time to plant out all my tender crops.

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Mid May Update

Gosh are we nearly half way through the year? How did that happen? It’s the middle of May, and there is so much going on in my garden. I’ve been planting out so much, weeding endlessly, and trying to keep up with the watering.

It’s time for me to syphon off the bath water and washing machine water and put that on the garden, it takes a little extra time, but at least it’ll keep my water bills lower.

Here’s what I’ve been getting up to…

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Early May Update 2020

I can’t believe that it’s May already, where has this year gone? Is it just me, or has this year flown by?

There’s loads going on in the garden and the greenhouses. Lots of seeds still to sow. It’s early May, so it’s time for a little update, come and see what I’m getting up to……

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Summer evenings in the garden.

With summer just around the corner, and the evenings warm enough to sit outside with a glass of wine or beer (my preference to be honest), at the end of each day.

I’ve always dreamed of having some wonderful lights to gently sparkle around my garden in a relaxing way. I’ve always wanted to go for solar lights, as they sun does all the work (and is free), and you don’t have to either keep replacing batteries, or use electricity.

I’ve tried various solar lights from various places, some have only lasted a year, and aren’t quite doing what I want them to, that is until I came across some from LITOM.

They have loads to choose from, and I’ll definitely be getting more from them in the future. So far I have some small fairy lights over the arch where my grapes are slowly growing, and some low lights that come on when they sense me walking up the path to tuck in my chickens. They are bright enough to show me the way, without being too bright and obtrusive to the rest of the garden.

I’ve taken some photos, which I hope show them in a good light (I’m sorry for the pun), but I’m well chuffed with them I just had to show you.

Sensor lights that show the way, when I say goodnight to my chickens.
Fairy lights around my arch.

Take care in these uncertain time, and please stay safe and well. I hope you are able to enjoy your garden as much as I can, I’m not sure what I would do without my outside space.

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Mid April Update….

Lots had been going on in my garden and greenhouses since I last saw you. Now we’re in the middle of April there are lots more seeds to sow, and lots of pricking out to do. Come and see what I’m getting up to…..

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Early April Update

Lots has been going on in the garden since I last posted a video. The weather is far more spring like and much warmer, and the stormy winds seem to have passed.

The plants and seeds are loving the warmer weather, so here is what I’m up to at the beginning of April.

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Seeds from all over.

Now I don’t only get my seeds from one seed company, I get them from various different places. Some people give me seed packet that they have, and aren’t going to use. Which is fabulous.

So, here are some photos of the seed packets for March sowing. Hope you find them useful.

Mr Fothergills Seeds

D T Brown Seeds
Moles Seeds
And ones I’m classing as Odds and Sods

I’ll try to do this every month, so you can see where I get them from.

Take care in the weird and bizarre time, and take each day as it comes, and enjoy your garden. They’ll never stop me playing in mine.

Claire xxx

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