Gardening Ups ‘n’ Downs of 2020

Looking back at some of my horticultural goings-on during a tumultuous last 12 months. We can all agree that 2020 was a messed-up year. It is an inescapable fact and one that makes trying to write a review without it getting all melancholy all the more challenging. Horticulture was hit like every industry, however gardening as a past-time seemed to flourish as more people went … Continue reading Gardening Ups ‘n’ Downs of 2020

Walled Garden Diaries: A Glorious Glut 

The garden was on fine form in August, despite fluctuating weather, as we continued to pick veg like crazy and reconvened the ongoing weed battle. There has been the usual gluts, namely the cucumbers and courgettes. A few packs of seed have been so prolific and the pickings are always massively popular with visitors. There are always the ever-popular crops of beetroot and beans, though … Continue reading Walled Garden Diaries: A Glorious Glut 

Walled Garden Diaries: A Transitional Time

April was a month where the Walled Garden really started developing, with lots of vegetables going into the ground while we continued to grow and nurture hundreds of other plants ready to follow them into the beds, but only once the risk of cold and frost has passed.   This is the second in my monthly recaps of what goes on in the Walled Garden. The … Continue reading Walled Garden Diaries: A Transitional Time

Walled Garden Diaries: Preparation & Propagation

In the first of a new series of blog posts I intend to produce, I take a look back at what was a busy March in the Walled Garden. It is something I am passionate about and I want to give people a bit of an insight into what goes on behind-the-scenes to operate such a productive garden throughout the season. It should be noted … Continue reading Walled Garden Diaries: Preparation & Propagation