Welcome to our blog. It will follow the development of our garden from quagmire, after completion of our self-build, to a garden that reflects our eco-friendly principles. We are wanting to create a garden that meets our needs as a family but is also a wildlife friendly zone. Well that's what we are hoping, time will tell if we are successful.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Weather stops play

The garden has had to take a back seat recently, but at least the weather has been so awful that the weeds aren't growing so quickly.

Yet again the pond has gone black - it looks very dubious.

 Rosie has been doing her version of gardening, which hasn't been too helpful, but at least she's doing something.

 The gales and rain have been raging but thankfully, the only damage was to the small green house.
Thankfully, some crops are still surviving; here is the curly Kale

 And the lettuce is looking very green.

The chickens are managing to average an egg every three days or so too.

Now the weather is turning much colder, I'm going to have start tidying up the garden and think about spring veggie planning.

Saturday, 10 November 2012


 There are still a few veggies left to harvest...this was the last courgette...
 Chantelle carrots

Curly Kale

 Sweetcorn (but it wasn't very sweet)
 Tiny pumpkins -  biggest one was 4 inches in diameter!
There are some other plants that are still managing to flower but generally everything is getting ready for winter. Even the chickens have stopped laying, except for one egg on my daughter's Birthday. I had to go out and buy eggs for the Birthday cake. Roll on Spring.