Spring is nearly here!

Isn't it amazing how a little bit of sunshine and a mild late winter day can uplift a gardener's spirits. In two weeks, we have gone from -15 degrees celcius to a balmy 5 degrees, that's a 20 degree shift in temperature and the garden is starting to waken. The lilac trees have masses of pale … [Read more...]



A Thingamadig

Following on from our recent article about using hand tools in the garden. we have recently found this Thingamadig from Lakeland. The Thingamadig is manufactured by Dalson in Australia for Lakeland of Windermere.  They claim that; "This unique and versatile garden trowel can dig, scoop, … [Read more...]



Watch out for Tomato Blight

We are hoping to escape the dreaded tomato blight virus again this year. After three years of miserable summers, we vowed not to grow tomatoes again after the devastating blight problems, brought on by the wet weather, ruined the crops completely but like many gardener's we have succumbed to … [Read more...]



Large brown caterpillar

Over the last few weeks, notes and holes started to appear on the leaves of one of our clematis, this was followed very quickly by huge chunks taken out of the recently emerged leaves of an old English rose. With no sign of slug or snail slime (our usual culprits), we had no option but to go … [Read more...]