Monthly Archives: November 2021

Round the garden in 80 days #36

Yesterday morning, when I opened the curtains, I was greeted with the following view: Fortunately, I hadn’t planned to do any work today because we were off on a day trip to Addingham for spinning supplies and a meal at … Continue reading

Posted in Days out, Pond and bog garden, Wildlife | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Round the garden in 80 days #35

On Monday, I ended up being very busy after piling half the contents of the dalek compost bin onto the new raised bed but I made further progress this morning. Overnight, I remembered I had more sheep’s fleece, this time … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, raised bed, soil management | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

Round the garden in 80 days #34

Yesterday, on a whim, I took a Hebridean sheep’s fleece which had been hanging around the house too long to the Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild meeting to see if anyone wanted it. No one did but it appeased my … Continue reading

Posted in raised bed, soil management | Tagged | 11 Comments

Round the garden in 80 days #33

It’s been a while since I posted, principally because I’ve been very busy – and worn out. I did however managed to do some garden-related activities. One was to give away a number of bay tree branches to a woman … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, trees | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Round the garden in 80 days #32

Hurray! After what seems like an interminable amount of time, the new raised bed is finally underway. First, I had to remove some final plants: lemon balm, which has now gone in the pan to make cordial: chives, which have … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Permaculture, raised bed | Tagged | 4 Comments

Round the garden in 80 days #31

It was decidedly lugubrious outside today. Nonetheless, I stuck to my target of lopping the top of the crab apple tree. I had had a thought about taking the tree out completely. I planted it below the graft, so it … Continue reading

Posted in forest garden, Gardening, raised bed | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Round the garden in 80 days #30

Yesterday’s planned work in the garden got shelved as I checked my emails, saw there was a talk on rewilding later in the morning, and that was the end of the time I had available. However, today I managed to … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, raised bed, soil management | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Round the garden in 80 days #29

I didn’t get time to write an instalment yesterday, although I did get out into the garden. So, tonight there are two small features. First up is the flower that I moved yesterday. It might be a lily. That seemed … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Pond and bog garden | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Round the garden in 80 days #28

As seems to be the norm, Tuesdays aren’t one when I can get out in the garden, so today’s update is an observation rather than an account of work done. As you may recall, if you’ve been following this series … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged | 4 Comments

Round the garden in 80 days #27

‘Don’t make perfection the enemy of the good’ is a phrase I have recently become acquainted with. It seems an excellent way of keeping expectations in proportion with reality. So, how is this phrase relevant today? Yesterday, in #26 I … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, soil management | Tagged , | 10 Comments