Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Extremely windy, my poly tunnel is never going to be the same, but otherwise everything looks ok.  The netting had blown off the sprouts and those dratted pigeon were at them already.   Ooh! they make me mad!

Lady Eleanor's hat has blown down over her eyes...



It has been warm the last few days (7C+) after last week  which was bitter cold (-1C) The sunshine despatched some of the snow

None left by the time I publish this entry.

Still picking sprouts.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sowed some broad beans (Wizard) even though it is the wrong time of year...could be too early for lates and too late for earlies, But what with climate change, cold summers and warm winters, I might get away with it.  Giving it a go.


See what I mean!..a chrysanthemum flowering in January


Am resisting temptation to start some tomatoes away.  I will not sow tomatoes till March....I will not sow tomatoes till March....I will not sow tomatoes till March....

Monday, 2 January 2017

Still picking Brussels sprouts, there is a good crop this year, it provided two families with their Christmas sprouts.

 The garlic is overwintering quite nicely...




Late (14.45) winter sun on the plot.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

 Not many apples left, the birds are enjoying them....

On the other hand the birds in my back garden haven't touched the fat balls, they have sprouted!


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

It was hard frosty all day on Monday, -1C first thing.  Today, Wednesday, it has reached 14C, yes, you did not misread me, that is 14 above zero not 14 below...which I am quite glad about, really, so not complaining.


Sunday, 4 December 2016


The birds are enjoying the left-over apples.  Every apple has a peck out of it.

Quite wet at the mo, the bonfire season has got off to a damp start, as is frequently the case in this part of the world.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

I've got a new partner on the plot...meet Lady Eleanor




Fresh from an appearance in the walled garden at Gibside, she is gracing my humble plot with a touch of class.