This moth orchid was a ‘retirement’ present in 2014. It’s had two flowering stems in that time. Continue reading “Houseplants”
I started growing pea-shoots last month, hoping to add the leaves to salads. Continue reading “Monthly Roundup: February”
At first glance, not a lot has changed in the four weeks since I set out my early potatoes (Swift), but a closer look shows there is some new growth. Continue reading “The Potato Diaries: February”
Another warm and sunny day tempted me into the greenhouse to sow some seeds. Continue reading “Sow a little seed or two”
The promise of dry, warm weather – and another visit to the garden centre yesterday – meant I was out in the garden by 8:30. Continue reading “Six on Saturday: 23 February 2019”
I’ve had pale purple crocus, and pale yellow crocus, now it’s time for these dark purple ones to shine in the front garden. I took the precaution of photographing my garden yesterday – our second day of cloudless skies and warm sun. The forecast for Saturday being wet and windy – it isn’t – it’s cool and sunny. Continue reading “Six on Saturday: 16 February 2019”
I’ve been awake since 4 am. Sixty-mile-an-hour gusts rattling the letterbox and clattering the slates. I gave up trying to sleep at five am.
So here are my bleary-eyed six. Follow the link to see how everyone else is faring. Continue reading “Six on Saturday: 9 February 2019”
I ventured outside before lunch. A quick visit to the greenhouse, and a mooch around the borders, where these dwarf narcissi have shot up. Continue reading “Six on Saturday: 2 February 2019”
I bought these seed potatoes from the garden centre on 19 January – just as the first snows of winter started. Continue reading “The Potato Diaries: January 2019”
The month ended with snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Mr O reported -7 on his morning commute today. Continue reading “Monthly Roundup: January”
Moving to a new site . . .
With the arrival of the new year, thoughts turned to maximising my growing area, within the limitations of my existing garden. Continue reading “My Tiny Greenhouse Experiment: Plans”
Here are my six for today. Take a look at The Propagator’s Blog for inspiration.
I’m staying mostly indoors for this week’s Six on Saturday, although the weather is still mild. After a dry spell, we had some rain mid-week, so next week I expect my bulbs to have had a growth spurt.
My 80th post on this blog and my 18th Six on Saturday contribution! Follow the link to The Propagator’s blog to see what everyone else is up to.
Yesterday was my first day away from the house since the Thursday before Christmas. Continue reading “Six on Saturday: 5 January 2019”
No monthly roundup for December, instead I thought I’d take a
brief look back at the first year of my tiny vegetable garden experiment. Continue reading “2018: Success and Failure”
I wasn’t sure I’d have anything new for this week’s Six on Saturday hosted by The Propagator, but a quick tour of the garden on a surprisingly warm and sunny day gave me these images to share.