This year has seen a bumper crop of quince on our quince tree as predicted. My beloved has been busy processing the quince into quince jelly and membrillo.
This year has seen a fantastic glut of fruit – well from most of our plants. There are two particular trees in our garden that have not been too fruitful this year. The first is a cooker/eater apple tree, variety long forgotten, that my parents bought for use when we first acquired the extra land. […]
Our new neighbours recently removed a tall conifer hedge which shaded a corner of our garden for about half the day. First thing in the morning it is shaded by a tall birch tree in our hedge. I hadn’t done much planning for this corner, it is next to the compost bins, used to have […]
Squash (Cucurbita genus) We have grown squash for a number of years and usually get a reasonable number of gourds. For 2012 and 2013 I have grown them in HugelKultur beds under-planted with green manures and grown up over a wood and rope structure. I have fed them using a compost tea made from comfrey and […]
Tomato This year (2013) we have grown tomatoes inside the greenhouse and outside on one of our mini-Hugel beds. The variety on the Mini-Hugel beds are Tumbling Tom and they are doing better than the ones in the greenhouse!
Wood Avens (Geum urbanum) Wood Avens are also known as: herb Bennet colewort St.Benedict’s herb It is very common around our area especially down in the woods. It is apparently a member of the rose family but it seems to love shady areas and grows well along our hedge and in our wooded area of […]