girl in a shed

  • June 2, 2012 1:18 pm

At last the sun has put in a brief appearance after weeks and weeks of rain. Today the rain is back again, but this past week has been boiling hot and coaxing all those little seedlings to grow. My parents have been putting lots of effort into helping with the allotment. Mum and I put…

jammin’

  • May 24, 2012 9:20 am

Some gorgeous rhubarb freshly picked from the allotment yesterday…. …is now the sweetest rhubarb and ginger jam. Quite why I chose the hottest day of the year thus far to make jam I can’t tell you, but I can tell you that my kitchen assistant did not stick around indoors for very long. Thanks Trish…

Book of the Week {the edible garden}

  • May 18, 2012 6:57 pm

I used to think that my interest in gardening made me a bit of an old granny (read also: knitting). Growing peas and peonies ┬ájust didn’t seem very cool so I didn’t really share this passion with anyone else. I remember feeling peculiarly elderly at around aged 23 when a friend’s younger brother brought his…

Girl in a Shed

  • May 12, 2012 10:33 pm

Rain has been a significant factor in the week’s activities. In a brief hiatus I managed a little bit of weeding here and there. I’ve also put some straw down beneath the strawberry plants (which are almost fruiting already and heavy with flowers), and set up some netting over them to keep the birdies off.…

Girl in a Shed

  • March 3, 2012 10:04 pm

Welcome to my new, regular-ish Saturday gardening/allotment post, ‘Girl in a shed’. I’ve been deliberating for a time about starting a new blog focusing on our allotmenting adventures, but I know in reality that I’d never find the time. So I hope that this might form a substitute, for me if no one else. Ginny…

Wanted:

  • March 1, 2012 11:47 am

In my wild imagination, when we made the decision to move to the countryside, I saw myself surrounded by a happy gaggle of children, chickens and stylish trugs, lazily hoeing my veggie patch and providing an abundance of organic produce for my family whilst bedecked in clothes and jewellery from Toast and wellies from Le…