100 Happy Days of Eating from the Garden

As soon as our vegetable garden was up and running in 2014, I set us the challenge of trying to eat something from the garden for 100 days before the end of the year, and I’m pleased to say we achieved that goal! I recorded the challenge by posting a photo of what we ateContinue reading “100 Happy Days of Eating from the Garden”

June 2015 Garden Update

A few people have been asking how our garden looks this year, and to be honest we’re quite a way behind on last year due to work commitments and other things, but here are a few quick snaps from this weekend, unfortunately just after the sun went in!

Creating Paths through the Garden

I’ve been creating various posts over the last few weeks detailing how we have renovated our garden from an overgrown wilderness into a productive vegetable plot! Once the greenhouse and raised beds were in place, we needed to plan how we would link all the parts of the garden together and what materials we’d useContinue reading “Creating Paths through the Garden”

River Paths through the Garden

I’ve been creating various posts over the last few weeks detailing how we have renovated our garden from an overgrown wilderness into a productive vegetable plot! Once the greenhouse and raised beds were in place, we needed to plan how we would link all the parts of the garden together and what materials we’d useContinue reading “River Paths through the Garden”

12 Tips for Creating a Vegetable Garden

Growing your own fruit, herbs and vegetables is becoming increasingly popular for many reasons; it makes financial sense (once you’re up and running) it guarantees you know where your food is coming from, you know how it’s been grown, there are no food miles, it keeps you fit and it’s a great hobby! Whether you’reContinue reading “12 Tips for Creating a Vegetable Garden”

Constructing Raised Beds

Once we’d planned our vegetable garden, the biggest challenge was plotting and building our raised beds. We rotivated the land that we’d earmarked for the veg beds, as it was covered with old turf and years of weeds, roots and ivy. We’d decided on a very informal, unstructured design to aim for a ‘cottage garden’Continue reading “Constructing Raised Beds”

Building the Greenhouse

Once we’d finalised the layout of the vegetable garden, our first challenge was to get the main feature installed: the greenhouse. We had set our hearts on a brick based, wooden framed greenhouse but unfortunately our budget wasn’t as ambitious as our dreams, but we were determined to find something that was eye-catching and notContinue reading “Building the Greenhouse”

Clearing the Wilderness to Make Room for our Vegetable Garden

When we bought a derelict house and overgrown garden in August 2013, we were actually far more interested in what we could make of the outdoor space, rather than just focusing on inside! Both the front and back gardens were so neglected that we didn’t even know how much land we had, in fact weContinue reading “Clearing the Wilderness to Make Room for our Vegetable Garden”

Garden Update

It’s been way too long since I updated this blog – we’ve just been so busy over the last year renovating the derelict house and garden that we bought in August 2013! As some of you may already know, we were also filmed for a BBC programme in the whilst we were transforming the backContinue reading “Garden Update”

Big Dreams, Small Spaces

As some of you may already know, we were filmed for a BBC programme called Big Dreams, Small Spaces, which gave us the opportunity to meet and learn from Monty Don!