The garden in January

The garden in January

What a pleasure it has been to be out in the garden for the past few days. The weather is so much milder and although we know that more cold weather might be just around the corner, it is such a treat to feel the warm sun on your face and see the first signs of life...

Waxcaps in Advent

It has been rewarding to see the Enclosed Garden come to life this summer as our fruit and vegetables began to flourish and as a result we have been able to send a regular, weekly picking of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs to the local food bank, ‘Ladies of the...
Pumpkins and Orange Peel

Pumpkins and Orange Peel

So half-term is over, the clocks have gone back an hour and Hallowe’en is upon us!   During October the final warm days of Autumn vanish, leaves carpet the garden and the wind grows colder but, surprisingly, the soil still holds some warmth – so this can be...
Pumpkins galore

Pumpkins galore

At the start of September our own swallows upped and left for their long journey south. But as compensation, for at least the next ten days or so, we had mixed groups of swallows passing through the gardens and feeding around ‘The Broccoli Tree’. ‘The Broccoli Tree’...
Autumn Gleanings

Autumn Gleanings

Twice this week we have had geese flying low across the orchard, so close that we can almost feel the ‘whoosh’ of air through their feathers as they pass by and even though it has been several months since we last heard them, their approaching sound is unmistakable....
And then the Rains Came

And then the Rains Came

  How lovely it was to finally have some rain last weekend. Because we have been creating the new growing beds in the Enclosed Garden it has been a very difficult time for the new planting trying to get established . The soil is very dry and with the strong...
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