I’d love a little bit of sculpture in the garden at number 59; I think the right sort of thing really adds to a garden. But it would have to be something a bit more modest than the pieces I saw at Compton Verney this summer, when I went to see the exhibition of sculptures by…
Planting potatoes in a raised bed worked well last year so I did it again this year. And it was a big success. In fact, big is exactly the right word – just look at this whopper: I grew first earlies (Arran Pilot) and second earlies (Marfona) in two raised beds and they turned into…
Now that I’ve had the garden a few years, I can really see how important it is to let things have time to fulfil their potential. Being patient has really paid off in the front garden.
I’ve found that sowing veg and other plants indoors in modules, growing them on then planting them out later has given much more consistent results.
Dog-friendly, child-friendly and full of autumn colour – Batsford proved the perfect place for a gentle Sunday stroll.
A strip of soil at the end of my parent’s veg patch yielded some spectacular sunflowers, cosmos and other cut flowers.
As a bit of walled garden obsessive, a trip to The Weir had plenty to interest me (although I was envious of the figs).
Well, we had spud success this year. The potatoes were easier to plant (using a bulb planter) and harvest in the raised bed than they were in open ground the year before.