The war on Slugs begins – nematodes are my friend!

A quiet couple of days on the gardening front however daily inspections are showing new things coming up every day – the red onions, garlic & radishes are the latest to start appearing.

my haul from last night's slug hunt
my haul from last night’s slug hunt

The rhubarb and parsley seem to be getting chomped so last night we went out at dusk to collect a load of slugs to try out a natural slug repellent method that I found online – it involves a bucket, some weeds, tap water & slugs! (I had to use my veggie steamer as couldn’t find anything else with holes in the lid – the neighbours think us quirky enough as it is – bet they wondered what one earth we were up to!) Continue reading The war on Slugs begins – nematodes are my friend!

If Carlsberg Did Days in the Garden…. Sun 8th June

….they wouldn’t have been as good as this one!

breakfast on the new sun lounger
breakfast on the new sun lounger

The day dawned bright and warm, after the excesses of the night before I unpacked my new sun lounger and had breakfast (part 1) out on the decking! Continue reading If Carlsberg Did Days in the Garden…. Sun 8th June

Another Day Another Garden Centre – Sat 7th June

A glorious morning, although we knew heavy rain was on it’s way so a brief bit of pottering this morning led us to find that some old tomato plants we’d given up on were started to bear fruit so tomorrow when the weather’s better we’ll try & mend our upside down tomato grower and see how we get on (less earth this time so hopefully it’ll not fall down).

Oops! The result of last night's cat v puppy pre-bedtime chase!
Oops! The result of last night’s cat v puppy pre-bedtime chase!

Also discovered that last night’s epic pre-bedtime puppy/cat chase resulted in a smashed pot! Continue reading Another Day Another Garden Centre – Sat 7th June

Nothing to see here…(but a great to-do list for the weekend!) Weds 4th June

…quite literally – what a vile day – definitely not conducive to doing anything in the garden!

raindrops on our 'firebush' - not sure if that's the right name for it but it's what we call it!
raindrops on our ‘fire bush’ – not sure if that’s the right name for it but it’s what we call it!

I did however make a nice list of gardening jobs for the weekend (take note C & C who are coming visiting this weekend – plenty to do :o) Continue reading Nothing to see here…(but a great to-do list for the weekend!) Weds 4th June

Re-growing Ginger, a Sprinkler & Mouse Murderers – Tues 3rd June

rhizomes starting to bud - check!
rhizomes starting to bud – check!

I saw a fascinating article on mashable about veggies you can re-grow from scraps and it said that

“Ginger regrows itself if you plant it in soil. Make sure you pick rhizomes with green buds on them, as they have the highest chance to grow. You can also dig up the root, taking off pieces as need be, and then replant it afterwards.” Continue reading Re-growing Ginger, a Sprinkler & Mouse Murderers – Tues 3rd June