With the fantastic Autumn weather here, I have been taking it easy with the garden clean up. Normally we would have already had our first frost, but they now reckoned it will arrive on 30th of October here in my valley. This weekend I drained the pool down to below the the filter, but still … Continue reading Preparing For Winter
There are two things you'll never have enough of, once you become a gardener. It is space to plant and compost. I am secretly scheming to extend my beds, and don't have enough compost, and bet I am not alone in this. Just google "Never enough compost"! Last year my compost haul, was just enough … Continue reading Never Enough..
Cleaning and organising Here in southern Germany, January is probably the best time to prepare for the new vegetable garden season, while restlessly waiting for spring. My potting shed looked like a Tsunami had hit it, so I took my portable heater in and got down to work. Cleaning and organising the clay and plastic pots … Continue reading January Garden Preparation
Maye Emily Bruce: Quick Return Source: QR Compost Born in Dublin, Ireland on 3rd May 1879, Maye Emily Bruce first purchased her own property in 1921, a neglected farm near Cirencester in the Cotswolds. Initially, she used the manure from the farm to restore and bring life to the stony Cotswold soil; however, the manure … Continue reading QR Compost