Sadly Barren

The title applies to me and not the plot which continues to be satisfyingly productive as todays steamer contents will confirm. I had a phone call today from my parents …

Angel of the North

I’ve just been taking a look at the google earth image of my plot. I was wondering if my attempts to improve the surface of my tiny portion of the …

Greenhouse or Kite?

Well the “greenhouse” is still in one piece but is arousing amused glances on the plot. Quite a number of people have let me know that they won’t be at …

What a Scorcher

I reckon this is going to end up being a picture post, I’m far too shattered to string words together. The day was glorious but after about 6 hours on …

Pickled Nasturtium Seeds

A long time ago I read somewhere that nasturtium seeds can be pickled and used as a replacement caper. I love capers but don’t feel so upbeat about the price …

Slugs Bite Back

I knew those darn slugs would mount some kind of retaliatory assault. This little clump of useless stalks is all that remains of a healthy French Parsley specimen I planted …