The May Garden

The first three weeks of May test a gardener’s willpower. It seems so warm and sunny yet you must try and hold your nerve against a surprise last minute frost. I continue the ritual of gathering up my seedling pots and placing them inside the kitchen every night. Just in case. I enjoy the allium…

Late winter in the garden with a little helper

It is very cold today, but the bright sunshine and clear skies make the garden irresistable. Warmed by cups of hot tomato soup, we check the vegetable plot’s progress. All of our onion sets are now sprouting. The seed company have just sent through a delayed order of giant garlic bulbs and, as I usually…

Raised bed building, courgette flower buds and maple-pickled shallots

News from our garden is that yesterday the weather was beautiful so my husband and children built our first raised bed for the garden, ready to be put in place this weekend… … the parsnips have all germinated this morning, the carrot seedlings are just starting to show and the peppers continue to thrive. Our…