Tag Archives: wild garlic

Spoilt for choice

My daughter had asked if I could give her a lift to school yesterday morning. She is really shattered at the moment, getting used to the two mile walk there and the two mile walk back. No doubt I will … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, Days out, perennials | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

A spinning wheel

The York District Weavers Spinners and Dyers Guild lends equipment and books to its members, so I’d hoped eventually to be able to borrow a spinning wheel in order to get an idea of whether I would like to buy … Continue reading

Posted in Crafts, Days out | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Oh no! Those pesky pigeons again

I hadn’t been wandering around the garden as much since the snows of January and February, so I wasn’t paying attention to the space at the back. Then at my local farm last week, there was a notice that the … Continue reading

Posted in edible flowers, soil management, Wildlife | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

The continuing battle against the unwanted

With spring making its mark on the garden in unexpected ways (eg tulips popping up now!), I was curious to see what was going on right at the back. And the little trip up there bore fruit, so to speak. … Continue reading

Posted in forest garden, Gardening | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Decision: rotten not pungent

After I built a mini hugelbed by the backdoor I planted the wild garlic I’d dug up from its original bed. In the interim, it had been in a pot which became waterlogged and there was a veritable stench. As … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, perennials, soil management | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Out of my winter home

In order to build the pond, I needed to move the rhubarb into a container over winter so today the crown finally moved into its new home. I’d prepared the ground at the beginning of last month and was waiting … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Pond and bog garden, raised bed | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Just pungent or rotting ?

The pot where the wild garlic was being stored, after its removal from the original bed (in order to get rid of ground elder and in readiness for the day lilies), didn’t have big enough drainage holes in it. Thus, … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Permaculture | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

Ready for the weekend

Over the last few days, I’ve been preparing the stretch on the patio which was being used as a repository for miscellaneous objects looking for a better home. Thus, I moved the aforementioned in order to get the ball rolling … Continue reading

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

Getting rid of the ground elder

After a day of marking at home, I did need some exercise to get me to sleep, although my evening in the garden was totally unplanned. With the soil newly softened from last weekend’s rain, it seemed an excellent opportunity … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Permaculture | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Return of the wild garlic

This morning, I received an email from a foraging organisation which showed its excitement at the emergence of this year’s wild garlic. I therefore thought I had better pop outside to see if mine was showing through. Hurray – and … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Permaculture | Tagged , | 9 Comments