Our first year of growing our own vegetables has been a mixed bag. The kale is still going strong as is the celery, and the lettuce is finally starting to fade. Our Isobel onions are now also ready and they’ve been fantastic. We grew them from seed, and only planted about a dozen as an experiment to see what grows well. We’ll definitely be planting a stack of these next year.
We removed some weeds and unwanted climbers outside the kitchen window in the back garden and turned it into a more attractive plant and flower bed. In order to get some vibrant summer colour, we opted for a mix of ‘Zeal Tan’ and ‘Severn Sunrise’ crocosmia plants, with Luzula Sylvatica grasses in front.Continue reading New crocosmia flower bed
We purchased the Stihl HSE 71 hedge trimmer to keep the hedgerow that shields us from the lane that passes our property neat and tidy. In addition to this, we have some hedgerows on the other side of the property that separate us from grazing field so we needed some powerful tools to help us keep them under control. The verdict from our review is in.
We returned home earlier today and arrived to a flutter of butterflies, and they are particularly fond of the buddleia bush. It’s not worth the effort trying to describe the scene, so check out our photo gallery that features a kaleidoscope of butterflies.Continue reading A kaleidoscope of Butterflies
We purchased two cordless Makita garden tools, the DLM431 lawn mower and DUR181Z strimmer, to help us maintain our manicured front and back garden. We’re not fans of petrol motors, and given the distance from the nearest power socket to areas we need to maintain, we opted for battery operated tools. This is our Makita cordless lawn mower and strimmer review.