Friday, April 6, 2012


The weeds are now showing themselves in full force, so I spent an hour or so clearing them this afternoon. Think I might have to invest in a hoe...
The other thing I noticed was how warm the soil feels, even with the frosty mornings we've had this week. Definitely time for some more sowing.

Monday, April 2, 2012


Given the schizophrenic weather we're having at the moment (I had to scrape ice off my windscreen this morning - was in shorts yesterday!) I thought I'd better protect my seedlings a bit, time for a fleece covering:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Fruit patch

After tidying up in the back garden the other day, it occurred to me that I had the ideal place for my rhubarb and raspberries. This patch has never really had much done to it and was overgrown with crocosmia. The children's sand-pit (now rarely used) has sat here all winter, so there's not much growing underneath it - weeds or otherwise. The neighbours had their fence replaced last year, which makes this area look even more bare (the old ancient fence was covered in ivy), so this seems like an ideal place for my raspberries. It's south facing so should get plenty of sun to ripen the fruit. Seeing how rhubarb and raspberries are permanent fixtures I figured they might as well both go here. So, a sunny afternoon in the garden and this is what it looks like now - ready to plant.