I have two lawnmowers. Two should be plenty for anyone to own. My property is large so I have a motorised walk behind Sabo and a ride on John Deer. Now more than often, one breaks down, but I can still mow the grass with the other. Well , since spring the John Deer turns … Continue reading Murphy’s Law And Lawnmowers
I have secretly always wanted to have my own chickens. It's not just about the eggs or soup from an outlayed chicken or the fertilizer they produce, or their wierd and sometimes funny nature. It's about all of it...but the thought still scares me a bit. Four years ago I made my first attempt at … Continue reading Shed To Coop Project
So April is drawing to a close and I've planted my pre-cultured cabbages, broccoli, kohlrabi, summer leek and celeriac in the garden. I had to cut the grass for the third time on Tuesday because it rained on Monday, but it was quicker this time having shortened it. ( I am actually counting how many … Continue reading Last Week Of April
Today it finally rained, and although I water my garden with rain water, I think plants much prefer real rain. Especially the soft April showers. I went down to the garden after the rain stopped, to see how far my seeds were coming along. I was thrilled that they are looking heathy and there was … Continue reading Fruit and Vegetable Progress
I don't consider lawn mowing actual gardening. I don't think anyone says "Geeze I wish winter would end, so that I can mow the lawn." Mowing the lawn is a chore you have to do, and do again and again. It is a incredibly tedious activity, at least for me. There are only two reasons … Continue reading Lawn Mowing Season Has Begun
This ornamental flowering cherry is a cross between prunus sargentii and prunus subhirtella and it is the highlight of my garden in Spring, when it produces masses of semi double light pink blosoms. In summer the hanging branches and leaves offer an umbrella, as welcome shade to sit under. Accolade Cherry Tree Prunus Sargentii … Continue reading Accolade Cherry Tree
My main reason for looking into and deciding to do the "no-dig" aka. "no till" method , is the vast amount of weeds I cultivate. Yes I grow them every year with great success! My garden borders on a field used for hay production, so I get free weed seeds twice a year when they … Continue reading Starting A No Dig Garden
My last post reminded me of all bad tools I have also bought and the very bad ideas that made it into my garden. The best way to learn anything, especially when gardening, is by making mistakes the hard way yourself. These are the mistakes I've made, and you can take them or leave them. … Continue reading It Was A Bad Idea….
I admit it, I am a garden tool junkie. There is nothing that gives me more pleasure than buying high quality garden tools. I buy tools that should last me a lifetime, and be handed down to the next generation. As a junkie, I don`t like anyone using my tools, and when they must, then … Continue reading Garden Tool Junkie
I knew we were in for a cold spell, but I wasn't expecting another snow dump. But so is nature, my fickel friend. She gifted us with a peaceful Sunday, where sounds were muffled and the air was crisp and clear. The snow fell overnight, and as I awoke I saw the white blanket from … Continue reading Winter Says Hello Once again.