Busy Blue Tits – 2022

Blue Tit Nest Box

Sitting quietly in the garden I watched the Blue Tits dashing in and out of the birdbox. They were delivering food to their young family hopping in and out about every ten minutes (or less). Its virtually impossible to get a still picture as they hop around for a few moments before leaping into the…… Continue reading Busy Blue Tits – 2022

2022 – Clocks Go Forward, lighter evenings

Our clocks went forward this morning making it lighter in the evenings and the days seem longer. The past few days have been warm and we’ve been out in the garden tidying things up and preparing for the summer. The tomatoes I sowed earlier in the month have mainly germinated, as I said at the…… Continue reading 2022 – Clocks Go Forward, lighter evenings

Spring Flowers – 4


Another little cluster of pictures as the garden continues to perk up. Despite the heavy rain and strong winds everything is brighter than it was lighter both earlier in the morning and later in the evening.

Spring Flowers – 3

Every day when I go out into the garden. I’m surprised how quickly things are appearing. The clumps of snowdrops are getting bigger and the crocuses seem to be spreading still further and other flowers are showing themselves. Today’s pictures: Iris Violet Camelia

Spring Flowers – 2

Its amazing how quickly the flowers are popping their heads up now that the days are getting longer. Over the past few years we’ve tried splitting up the spring bulbs around the garden and we’ve bought naturalising crocus which are spresding themselves through the lawns (almost out of control). The real problem with that will…… Continue reading Spring Flowers – 2

More spring flowers

As spring approaches, more flowers are beginning to show, Aconites and the first of the crocuses. Yet more spring flowers We’ve still got lots of leaves to clear up but the weather isn’t perfect.

2022 – Deciding what else to grow

Whilst most of what I write about is my tomatoes, there is also space for other vegetables and fruit, some of which are permanent and others which I have to decide about. I’ve already sown broadbeans which are growing well and will give us something in around May. The strawberry plants in the tunnel are…… Continue reading 2022 – Deciding what else to grow

Harvest – Mid October 2021

The days are drawing in, the evenings are darker and the weather is significantly cooler. However, there are still green tomatoes, some of which seem to be ripening others of which are succumbing to blight. Since the last harvest post we’ve picked another 9kg of tomatoes, four cucumbers, 2kg of carrots, half a kilo each…… Continue reading Harvest – Mid October 2021