Make do and mend

My greenhouse has been a victim of neglect this winter. The combination of high winds, lack of motivation and torrential rain have wraught havoc on the plot and the greenhouse has borne the brunt of it. After fleeting visits most of this winter, I was spurred into action by the prospect of a plot visit … More Make do and mend

Time moves fast

It has been five months since I ventured online to post my last blog and gosh, what a lot has changed. Unfortunately I have been nursing a broken heart and to my surprise, the things that once made my heart sing have been unbearable to stomach. Piles of gardening literature totter next to my sofa, … More Time moves fast

Spuds a plenty

This weekend the man assisted me in harvesting our potatoes. It was a very looong day and at times fractious. We started off early to beat the heat but hadn’t accounted for nature being uncooperative. The ground was like cement in places and the day warmed up before we had got onto the second bed.  … More Spuds a plenty

Plot snooping 

Whilst taking a weekend to visit my family down south I happened to make an unplanned visit to the allotment at Lytes Cary, Somerset. Sometimes it’s great to wander and examine what others are doing. Luckily this plot welcomes visitors (as long as they leave the produce alone) so I persuaded my parents that they … More Plot snooping 


I’ve been struggling over the last 2 years with the idea of Aubergine gluts vs the reality of Aubergine droughts. When I first planted my original plants I thought they would be like tomatoes; wack them in a pot and they go forth and multiply without any intervention. Alas, they have turned out to be … More Satisfaction