We can now pop out and pee in the garden.
Yes that’s right, we’ve finally got round to building some
compost bins. Appropriately recycling some of the pallets left by the builders of course. Continue reading
Last year we had an onion and potato harvest in September. Our white and red onions had been spring planted alongside the spuds.
This year we tried over wintering our
onions along with the usual late autumn planted garlic. Continue reading
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Regular followers of our progress here will remember that just two months ago a bit fell off our car.
As you can imagine, this led inevitably to the creation of a new herb garden at The Secret Acre. Obviously.
But just eight weeks on, the tyre planters have in fact worked a treat, and as you can see in the picture below our herbs are now roaring away.
The mad rush to catch up in the garden at the end of May was immediately followed by the mad rush in early June to catch the Elderflower at its sunny best.
After this year’s whopping 4kg of
wild garlic pesto making, we made Continue reading
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We made the rookie mistake of going on holiday in May.
So after congratulating ourselves for getting off to a good start in April, we came back to a mad frenzy of overdue planting jobs at the end of the month to try and catch up all over again. Continue reading
April was unusually warm and dry, ensuring Spring arrived with a vengeance, underlining the timeless wonder of it all.
At The Secret Acre it proved a busy month
recycling, creating new borders, as well as cutting the grass, planting the potatoes, planting extra successional broad beans and onions, and bottling the last of the cider. Continue reading
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It’s not just tyres we’ve been recycling recently to create new garden borders at The Secret Acre.
For two years the
old electricity pole has been languishing under the woodpile.
In April we finally laid it to rest, fittingly close to where it used to stand, as a new garden border along the edge of the
patio. Continue reading