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.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Sad times down the garden path

 This year has not been so good on the vegetables front but we did manage to grow red hot chilli peppers!
 A few sunflowers survived the drought.
Overall, the garden is still quite dry.
 These were once lawn areas. You may notice that the summer house has turned green...
 Unfortunately, so has our pond...with blanket weed.

There are lots of these tall yellow flowers
But little else in the wild bed. It is quite disappointing but I will try again next spring.

The sweetcorn has survived

and so have the potatoes, a few tomatoes and the apples are growing again, here are a few windfalls..

It is with great sadness that I have to report about the sudden illness and loss of Omlette. I'm not sure what affected her so badly, perhaps she was egg bound, perhaps it was something else.

It is not the same without her, she will be missed. I am trying to remember her during better times.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

July update

July has been a bit quiet in the garden. We went away on holiday and found most of it had died when we returned. The vegetables were all brown and shrivelled. There were only a few flowers in the wild bed. In fact the garden hasn't looked so bare in a long time...
I have found it difficult to find the time to do much this year. Thankfully the chickens mean that I'm always in the garden, although it's usually on a rescue mission to stop them. This is when they've had their wings clipped too!