Monthly Archives: June 2012

Rotovator, Strimmer and Petrol Shelf-life

Changing the ooil in the Merry Tiller, shock bill for the strimmer and a warning for us all about using stale old petrol

Catching the Sun

Making the most of a rarity, sunshine. Planting out the runner beans and harvesting the last of the over-wintered cauliflowers

Cabbage Problems, potting on etc

Answering email about cabbages, building the rhubarb containers, potting on brassicas and spending a fortune on a new wheelbarrow.

Strimmer, Tiller & Rhubarb

The strimmer broke down and then the Merry Tiller wouldn't start but all happily sorted with a little help from my friends. And growing rhubarb like the master.

Comfrey, Sweetcorn & Midges

A glorious day getting the comfrey bed planted out, another raised bed and potatoes nearly ready - the flowers told me so

Loads of Compost

Over to Moelyci environmental centre near Tregarth to pick up a few tonnes of compost with help from our neighbour. Fascinating seeing it made on this scale

Vegetables for the Irish Garden

Reviewing a book on growing in wet conditions like Ireland and Wales, our first cauliflower at this house shows my romantic side and a fabulous cactus.. in Wales!

Greenhouse Tomatoes & Foliar Feeding

Planting out the tomatoes in the greenhouse and foliar feeding the potatoes that are beginning to show.

Pesky sheep, double growbags and a peacock

Sheep ate my homework (well brassicas), wrote a song and making extra large greenhouse grow bags. Then, to add to the fun, my strimmer died but a beautiful peacock visited.

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