Half Way Through The Year…

It’s now (more than) 6 months since we started creating our new vegetable plot in the orchard area of our garden in Devon, and I think it’s important to do posts like this every so often to reflect on the work we’ve done and how the garden develops throughout the seasons.

River Cottage Food Fair 2019 & a Throwback to 2009!

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that River Cottage has shaped my adult life: from watching the first episode of the original series I was hooked on Hugh’s story and inspired to grow my own fruit and vegetables, even though I was living in a 4th floor apartment in London at the time! //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.jsContinue reading “River Cottage Food Fair 2019 & a Throwback to 2009!”

Grow One Thing

When we speak to people about our gardening adventures with Henry and Sebastian, they often respond that they’d love to do something similar with their children / grandchildren / pupils / mindees, but they don’t have the time or the knowledge to start a vegetable garden. Our answer is always; start small – just growContinue reading “Grow One Thing”

How to Upcycle a Tractor Tyre in the Garden

I read somewhere recently that farmers have to pay to dispose of old tractor tyres, so they’re always happy for someone to take them off their hands, and immediately my gardening brain started whirring! Richard texted the farmer next door to us and asked him if he had any tyres going… well… spare, and heContinue reading “How to Upcycle a Tractor Tyre in the Garden”

Starting our Allotment Style Vegetable Plot

Another year, another vegetable garden! Now we’re living in Devon, we’re getting stuck into creating ourselves a new vegetable garden! We just have a small front garden at the house we’re living in, but we do also have a little orchard area that’s got lots of potential for growing fruit and vegetables! There’s a bareContinue reading “Starting our Allotment Style Vegetable Plot”

Undercover Vegetables

When we began weaning Henry, he ate absolutely everything we put in front of him! Many of the purées we gave him (I wasn’t brave enough to do baby led weaning!) were made with homegrown fruit and vegetables, which progressed to him eating directly from the garden wherever possible! //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Continue reading “Undercover Vegetables”

New Adventures in the West Country!

We’ve been absent from the blog for a while, as raising two small boys can be quite time consuming! In 2018 we had the opportunity to live as a family in the South of France, which we relished and inspired us to continue leading a different lifestyle, so when our adventure in France was over,Continue reading “New Adventures in the West Country!”

Another New Addition to the Garden!

We’ve been a bit quiet on the blog for a few months, firstly because it’s winter and there’s not much to report from the garden, but secondly because we’ve been rather busy bringing our latest addition into the world! Introducing Sebastian John Lee, born on the 31st January 2017! Henry is already proving to beContinue reading “Another New Addition to the Garden!”

Gardening Activities for Babies & Toddlers

Over the last year we’ve come to realise that gardening with a baby in tow can be quite a challenge, especially if you’ve got a little firecracker like our boy Henry, who doesn’t want to sit still for a minute, but has to be supervised at all times as he’s only just 1! However we’veContinue reading “Gardening Activities for Babies & Toddlers”

School Garden Design Workshop

Today I had the pleasure of working with pupils at a local school, Carrfield Primary Academy, as part of their ‘Eco Day’! I worked with four different year groups, first explaining to them how we turned our overgrown garden from this: