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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Mid March update 2020

Yes I know it’s a little later than the middle of March, but as I say, better late than never.

Lots is now starting to happen in the garden and greenhouses, so come with me, and let’s all take a look together.

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