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Garden – March 2021

07/03/2021 Leave a comment

The lawn has been moved twice since the last video and is looking green and good. Patch repairer and Weed & Feed is on order. The digging of the garden has finally begun but it’s slow going with lots of weeds and roots to remove. i have to get there by the end of March, which frost willing the first potatoes will go in. A little bit of Summer Onion replanting to replace those that didn’t make it through the Winter. The chitting potatoes not have bigger eyes. Spring is here.

Garden – February 2021

07/02/2021 Leave a comment
February, the month for snow at the end of it. However we have already had early February snow and we are now entering The Beast From The East 2. I little hedge trimming and the lawn is looking green after being fed and the moss killer has done a good job. The Big News of the Month is that the Seed Potatoes have arrived and Chitting has started. First Earlies Premier, Second Earlies Casablanca and Early Maincrop Blue Danube. Spring ahead I hope?

Garden – January 2021

10/01/2021 Leave a comment
The second month of Winter and it’s post a hard overnight frost. It’s supposed to get a little warmer later so I might mow the top off the lawn and then feed it. Seeds ordered and have arrived, Potatoes ordered and due to arrive at the end of the month. Planning to dig the garden in February if the weather is willing. All rather quiet on the garden front.

Garden – December 2020

13/12/2020 Leave a comment
Another three frosty nights, just like last month but really mostly rain. Not much in the way of growth although the lawn is still very green. May need to get some more Onion sets over the Christmas seed sales as a couple have failed to germinate. Black Friday Seed Sales are now a thing even if they haven’t been dispatched yet. Working on what Seed Potatoes for 2021. Maybe planting then in Pots and Bags again. Emphasis on Chips as you would expect. Merry Locked Down Christmas.

Garden – November 2020

22/11/2020 Leave a comment
Well since last month the have been three frosty nights but mainly it’s been mild, rainy but mild. Not much going on in the garden, mainly due to the rain. However, weeds are being killed, the lawn was mowed and now has Weed and Feed on it and the Summer Onions are still coming on well. Digging still planned but as it’s getting near Christmas, planning for the seeds and sets is in full swing. Happy Foggy Gardening.

Garden – October 2020

18/10/2020 Leave a comment
More than halfway through October and there hasn’t been a frost yet. The Cherry Tomatoes have gone but the bigger ones are still there and growing. Just started on digging the garden and the weeds have died back. Ten pots have been filled with new Compost and planted with a mixture of red and white Summer Onions. The lawn has been mowed and feed and the hedge still has most of its’ leaves but they are turning yellow quickly. Planning Garden 2021. Happy gardening.

Garden – September 2020

13/09/2020 Leave a comment

The Summer was odd but with September we have Autumn and Autumn is as it should be. Much cooler nights which mean that the bush Tomatoes that have died back. More rain and the odd Indian Summer day. I’ve caught up with mowing the lawn but it still needs feeding. Lots of Cucumbers and the excess Blue Danubes from last year need lifting. Summer Onions are on order and will arrive later this month. Already planning 2021 gardening.

Garden – August 2020

16/08/2020 Leave a comment
2020, the year with Spring and Summer swapped. August so far has had Heatwaves and Thunder and Lightning. The plus side was the watering can was deployed less.  All the bagged Potatoes, both Red Duke of York and Blue Danube have been eaten, well as chips. There may be some left in the bags but I need to empty them out to see. After much waiting, the cherry Tomatoes have gone from green to red and they are lovely to come home too. I have also grown two Cucumbers, yet to eat however. The lawn hasn’t been mowed as much as it should, mostly due to the incessant rain. Summer is a strange thing.

Garden – July 2020

12/07/2020 Leave a comment

June was a lot like April with lots of mixed weather and the start of July has been similar. However, I have saved on the water meter and the now fed lawn has turned green. So far, food eaten from the Garden, Strawberries, Mint, Lettuce, Red Duke of York (chipped), Spring Onions and Senshyu Yellow (Summer Onions). Weeding like the wind, as you would expect. I have some small Tomatoes but they are still green. Hoping they turn read soon. Lockdown easing.

Garden – June 2020

07/06/2020 Leave a comment
May 2020 was very dry, hot and very sunny. June 2020 so far it’s turning out to be a standard British Summer with some spells of rain stop play already. The Plum tree was dead and I’m slowly removing the branches and the trunk. I’m going to get some stump remover in September with maybe a new Plum or Cherry tree next Spring. Ripe Strawberries arrived just before the 01st of June and I’m having one or two every night. The garden which I was going to cover in weedkiller is now full of Potatoes, those I did not dig up last year are now coming back to feed me. Lots of Spring Onions, Onions, Tomatoes and Cucumber are well on the way to be providing my tea. Slightly less locked down.
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