Sunday, February 25, 2018


Celendine, aka Pilewort, the roots of which were once used in the treatment of haemarrhoids.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Peppery pong

        Lovely peppery sweet smell from the blooming wallflowers.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Daffs Up

          The first daffs are up and it's starting to feel like spring.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Souped up

Unearthed a few potatoes and a beetroot from last season to accompany some leeks and celery in a soup.

Thursday, February 08, 2018


                             The crocuses are out in the park.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018


              Rhubarb's now in leaf, happy with a mulch of manure.

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.