Time to Chit This Year’s Potatoes

Yey! After a long, long wait it’s time to start chitting Potatoes. The garden centres and seed merchants are selling or delivering seed potatoes as from now so why not get stuck in and start yours off. I headed to the garden centre last weekend to buy mine. I went for Winston (First Earlies or […]

Winter Washing

Yesterday, I harvested the last of the Leeks. Now the ground is ‘really’ clear and ready for those heaps of manure I plan to buy any day now. I also brought in my plant tags in order to give them a Winter wash. They came up really well with a bit of a scrub and […]

10 Jobs for January

  January is a month of taking stock, getting ready for the coming season and generally trying to keep warm. Nothing has ‘really’ started growing yet and there is very little to do in the way of sowing yet. However, January is full of hope. It won’t be long before the growing season will be […]

Misty Morning

It’s pretty misty this morning. It makes the garden look all spooky and forgotten. Everything is covered in dew and it brings out the colours on the few things that are left in the garden at this time of year. I’m down to my last Leeks, patches of Spinach, some Kale, the Parsley is still […]

Victoriana Nursery – On Test

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely people at Victoriana Nursery and they asked me if I’d like to review some of their plants, seeds, and products. Of course, I jumped at the chance. I’d seen Victoriana Nursery adverts in some of the gardening mags I read and so I knew […]

Why Frost is Amazing!

I get really excited when it’s frosty. Not when it’s just a bit frosty, but a really hard, deep frost that never goes away all day. It’s even better if the sun is out – but I’ll take frost whatever the weather. It’s my favourite kind of weather. Actually, that’s not true, snow is my […]

New Year – New Beginnings

I spent the day in the garden today, looking and learning about what’s new at mtp. On the surface of it the garden looks like it has shut down for the winter. Dank and brown, you could be mistaken for thinking that there’s not much going on. You’d be wrong. Look more closely and there’s […]