How not to store dahlias

How not to store dahlias

This is another in the ‘sad’ series… My dahlias were superb last year. Nuit d’ete and Karma chocolate provided the dark and moody backdrop for the pastel shades of cafe au lait, while the Bishop provided focus. I really wanted to keep these...
In pursuit of peas

In pursuit of peas

Peas in the polytunnel were very successful last year and this year’s seedlings are growing well, despite being nibbled by an uninvited bean weevil type. This weekend, I sowed enough sugar snap peas for a 3m row and thought some of you might find the process...
Green shoots

Green shoots

In spite of the Beast from the East, the plot is shaking off its winter grey and turning several shades of fresh green. My blog record from last year tells me that at the end of March 2017, the tulips were already in bloom.  I think we have a few weeks to go...
The PSB is sprouting

The PSB is sprouting

I did wonder if the PSB would bother this year, being about 4 weeks behind usual production.  Last week, there were just huge shrubs of green leaves but yesterday I spied purple buds nestling amongst the leaves. Today I picked all the sprouts, lightly steamed them and...
Snow days

Snow days

Spring equinox is two days away, so I see this weekend as winter having it’s last hurrah (please take note winter)  It’s also an opportunity to post some photos of Billy enjoying the snow. and a few shots of the newly planted apple trees in the municipal...