from the cold frame to the warm allotment

This week on the allotment I have had a good week this week, and have made it to the allotment twice. Tuesday morning was a courgette morning, and Wednesday afternoon I spent a great couple of hours planting out the runner beans and the French beans. I also mulched almost all of the strawberries, but ran [...]

Crafty Cooks vegetables are growing

This week in the Crafty Cooks Garden... has been so disheartening when the children come downstairs and open the cold frame to see... well what do they see? just pots full of soil and no vegetables in sight! They really are impatient and want to see everything happen now , but I guess that's childhood.  [...]

The great sunflower growing competition

Louloo and Haydn both have different ideas about what makes a great sunflower.  Haydn is all about the size, and Louloo is all about the colour.  So this year we have bought two different varieties and are growing them in a head to head competition. So on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, as well as planting [...]

We are delighted to be joining Grow Wild

Grow wild have sent out their seeds now, and we were fortunate enough to get 25 packets. So we have enough seed to cover 50 square meters (about the size of 25 single beds) with beautiful wild flowers. Wild flowers are a really important food source for pollinators like bees and butterflies, and without the [...]