Sunday, February 04, 2018

Ready, steady, sow

Now sowing indoors; peas, broad beans, tomatoes, chillis, phlox, calendula, sweet peas, rudbeckia.

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Persea americana

        Three-year old avocado plant surviving the winter indoors.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Not burning down the house

More appropriate on the plains of South America than in a small urban garden, but now almost impossible to remove as the sharp blades can cut you to shreds and any attempt to set fire to it, as is traditional, would probably burn the house down. Still, at this time of year it's almost worth having.

Thursday, February 01, 2018


                      Annual pollarding of the chestnut tree.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Running repairs

                     The shed roof needs a bit of attention.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Winter pinks

This low growing perpetual carnation lives up to its name and is quite happy in a hanging basket.