today in the garden 23/6/20

With a scorcher spring, the garden has never been so full, the badly needed rain came but is also staying…still everything is pretty early, plump tomatoes expected, beans and peas already been picked, outside strawberries appearing on desserts and raspberries due shortly with black and white currants, new red currants only planted this year should…

Read More

Summer 2020

It is all go in the garden at present, we extended some of the growing area and are building a new enclosure and an area for permaculture, extended some of the water supply and relevelled one of the tunnel, yes it is all go, had a wonderful spring, nearly too hot reaching some days 50…

Read More

Covid period

We won’t be able to reopen to the public do to the small size of our premises, so take away meals will carry on, menu going up on facebook monday lunch time and last orders are taken by tuesday evening for collection friday between 12 and 3 PM. If you haven’t already ordered with us,…

Read More

summer 2019

We have a huge amount of fruits and vegetables growing now, following a late start in spring, the hot wearher helped catching up, for the first time we have loads of native and mining bees around and our local bumblebees are back in numbers. Ladybirds are keeping whitefly population down and red spider mites are…

Read More

Autumn 2018

It’s all about getting the ground ready for next spring! still a good bit of stuff growing in and out of the tunnels and some harvesting left to do, potatoes, parsnips, beetroot etc,,to be lifted, cabbage, salads and different leaves growing fine for pickings. Overwintering vegs like spring cabbages, broadbeans, peas, onions and garlic are…

Read More

Autumn planting

It is time now to plant overwintering garlic, we had a really good crop of thermidrome and early purple wight last year, so this year we are trying something different, Marco and Cristo, planted yesterday under nettings as they are quite a lot of birds around still, add a good fertilizer before planting and water…

Read More

Late July 15

one of the coldest July recorded and it shows on anything growing outside. mixed basils seeds in small pots, Morel de Balbis and Coqueret du Perou planted in raised beds and large pots, sow Aztec broccoli seeds. Decided against grow bag this year for some of the tomatoes, got loads of large builders soft plastic…

Read More

late June 15

Hail stones on first of June, weather still pretty cold for season. Massive wind on Bloom’s bank holiday Monday, some of the artichokes were levelled with no hope to put them back up unfortunately. last of scarlet chard and broccoli picked, planted rest of tomatoes and Genoa courgettes in tunnels, last of the first run…

Read More