As was mentioned in a blog post by Growing out of chaos, the adage of ‘April showers’ has been severely lacking so far this spring and we have not actually had much, if anything in the way of rain for a few weeks. Well today it is finally raining. Nothing torrential, no no, that would be…… Continue reading It’s Raining
Today, despite the weather being less than wondrous, I was feeling brave and decided to have a go at my second, and hopefully last, big project of the year. Last week I bought a bit of guttering so I could make a couple of planters for my strawberries. Today I got the whatsits in hand to…… Continue reading Planters Planted.
A tiny fly and an even smaller bug on an Honesty flower. I have only seen flies, hoverflies and small bugs on the Honesty. No bees or other insects. Strange.
Anyone know what this is? I’m thinking it *might* be a Doronicum? I saw it at Nostell earlier and I really liked it. No idea what it is, no marker for it, which is unusual at Nostell, and nobody around that I could have asked. I’d ask one of the guys but I’m not volunteering…… Continue reading Unknown Plant?
This morning me and the missus took a quick trip to B&Q to look for stuff. I needed some pea gravel to top up the aquaponics, some guttering for my next project and a look to see what I can find in the way of plants. In the end I bought some guttering for the…… Continue reading B&Q Trip And The Next Project
Went out today to have a look-see around the garden and noticed that my Broccoli seds have started sprouting. Looks like my fears of only a handful germinating were unfounded. Loads of them, possibly all of them, have come up. Looks I will definitely have to wait a little and thin them out. Nothing from…… Continue reading Broccoli Sprouting
So I finally got around to finishing off my aquaponics setup. This has been one of the most annoying projects by far and mainly because of all the tiny mistakes I made while doing it. I started out with just an idea and here we are, working! Along the way I learned that I’m rubbish…… Continue reading Aquaponics… Finally!