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Potatoes

Potato Varieties Table

Carrots

Carrots

We both love carrots and I eat at least two raw every week day with my lunch.  We always sow lots of carrots and this year was no exception.

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The Friday Night Wander

Our favourite night of week.   Work finished for an all too short two days, gin and tonic in hand it’s time to walk the garden.   If you’ve read some of the other posts on this site you’ll know that at 55ft long and 20ft wide there isn’t a […]

Peas and Beans
Broad beans / Peas / Runner Beans

Peas and Beans

We have had our first picking of broad beans [Express] and [Bunyard Exhibition] as well as our first peas [Feltham First]. We’ve even had a few runner beans from our dwarf runner bean [Pickwick] plants on the patio!

Potato independence day
Potatoes

Potato independence day

As the Americans celebrated Independence Day we took the opportunity to give our first early potatoes [Swift] their own kind of independence. Exactly twelve weeks after they went into the ground we harvested 13lbs of gorgeous looking spuds.

Tomato Varieties table
Tomatoes

Tomato Varieties table

How To Grow Tomatoes
Tomatoes

How To Grow Tomatoes

It’s traditional for a How To Guide to start with get some seeds, stick them in a hole/pot blah blah. As we’re just starting this site and it’s the end of June we came to the conclusion that at the current time this information is pretty useless. So this guide […]

The Appeal
The Garden

The Appeal

For those of us that spend our working weeks sat behind a computer one of the many appeals of gardening is that it’s different. I don’t get my hands dirty at work, I don’t dig holes (I do however dig myself out of a few!) and I don’t get to […]