Maternal Pride

I was leaning over the pond this evening, trying to reach the juicy alpine strawberries, when I spotted a big adult frog eyeballing me from the comfort of the pool. …

Stolen Time

The weekend forecast is pretty dismal again so when I woke this morning to glorious sunshine I thought it was too good to waste and quickly swapped my annual leave …

Frost Fear Sparks Insanity

The trouble with early Easter breaks is the tendency of the British weather to thwart any and all gardening plans. You wouldn’t believe how much work I had scheduled for …

Leaf Feast

Not a great weekend for allotment pottering but I can enjoy a cup of tea in a nice dry shed even on the worst of days. The ground was too …

Fungal Foray

For Christmas this year I got a couple of packs of mushroom “seed” or more accurately, packs of wooden dowells impregnated with mushroom mycelium. I went up to Yorkshire for …

View on the Inside

Well there was no eviction notice tacked to the front of the shed so I may start to relax now. Mind you it was so windy today that any notice …