early autumn

Autumn is here. Hurrah. There may be various ways of working out the start of autumn, whether you use the…

Harvest 2015

Step outside the back door and you know that it’s harvest time. First the unmistakable dusty smell of harvest, then…

Hatched

Two of my ducks recently spent over a month sitting together on a heap of eggs. Last week, when the…

the garden in May

    Smelling: lilac Sowing: runner beans, French beans, carrots, beetroot and salad leaves Harvesting: asparagus and rhubarb Watching: parsley…

signs of spring

The Met Office would have us believe that spring started on 1st March, while astronomers say that it starts on…