Adventitious  roots

Adventitious roots

These tomato seedlings from October, had grown a little big as my ‘plant tomatoes before the end of October’ deadline had not been met. To ensure their survival at transplant, I: hardened them off outside for a week placed them…

The greenhouse effect

The greenhouse effect

The greenhouse makes growing my own seedlings a huge pleasure. Once the seedlings have established and are ready to be taken out into the garden, I open up the bi fold doors of the greenhouse to harden off the seedlings…

Seeds sown in August are now ready to plant out into the garden.

Seeds sown in August are now ready to plant out into the garden.

Back in August I began to sow lettuce, Bok Choy, Kale, basil, tomato and eggplant seeds, as well as some flowers, Holly Hocks, Snap Dragons and Zinnias.  Most of the seeds are now established seedlings chattering in the greenhouse about…

Sprinter Seed Sowing

Sprinter Seed Sowing

I love this time of the year. The garden is vibrating with life and with blossoms now on many of the fruit trees. While the perennial deciduous plants are awakening, I am preparing a feast of food producing annuals. In…

From 6 cuttings Sage

From 6 cuttings Sage

I planted  sage 10 years ago and it looked beautiful in it’s second year. I pruned and pruned every year or two, but eventually it became woody and with less and less foliage. Last year I took 6 cuttings from…

Greenhouse

Greenhouse

The greenhouse, was added to the north facing facade of our home to bring warmth to the living areas, the study and front bedroom. It does this beautifully and has alleviated the need to have a heater in our bedroom…