Friday, July 02, 2010


Okay, I know a playhouse is not really being self suffiecient, but it does make good sense for my business. Any way ordered a Mad Dash Lollipop tower from Garden Buildings Direct They phoned 5 hours late to say I should take delivery on Monday, I have to say this really is excellent service.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I am thinking about buying or making a Bokashi Composter.

A week of Sunshine

Well what a week, still no photos as daughter has broken my camera (Grghhh).

Spent the weekned making new beads in the veg area, now have 11 beds of various sizes.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Rain again

Well its raining again, but atleast that means I can read the new seed catelogues that have jusy arrived.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I have to say I am mpressed with Sainsbury's, iordered yesterday afternoon and they delivered lunchtime today.

Wildlife habitats

So as I said I purchased a couple of Hegehoh homes from Sainsburys also goy a solitary bee house, a ladybird house and a bat box. Just noticed they have wren and robin nest boxes also have price so may have to make another order.
Sainsburys Wildlife feeders and homes


So been thinking seriously about encouraging hedgehogs into the garden.
We already have 2 woodpiles, areas where they can drink. I would like to put food out, but concverned about rats as we have seen two in the garden before.
Any way found some bargain hedgehog homes from Sainsbury's also other wildlife habitats.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Water,Water everywhere

well the ponds are coming on, seem to be breeding though, but I have always had an obsession with water so I suppose its not surprising.

We now have a small container pond with solar powered fountain in front garden.

A larger container pond in a half oak whisky barrel in the back garden, despite having been soaked it stillhas a slight warm smell of whisky, this is fitted with a solar powered oxygenator.

Then at the back in the vegetable plot there is the old duck pond, not a fish pond, with a bog garden and nature pond, oh and of course the rockery, all sort of intertwinned (pictures to follow when daughter returns camera).


Well popped in to the Works on Sunday (it was raining hard so couldn't do much in the way of planting), and picked up a couple of books.

The Esential Allotment Guide by John Harrison
RRP £5.99 only .99p in the works.

and also
The Thrifty Gardener by Alys Fowler
RRP £16.99 only £4.99

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Stick Insects

Well last year we had the butterfly garden, in which we raised baby caterpillers until they emerged as butterflies.

Well this year we decided to try the Stick Insect kit, I had stick insects as a child, we used to keep them in the large plastic jars that sweets come in. One day my cat managed to get its head in the jar that housed the baby stick insects, she walked round the house with this jar on her head like a space helmet, baby stick insects falling out all over the place. we were find stick insects all over the house for weeks afterwards.

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Lawn

Well the new grass seed that I sowed just over a week ago is growing well, despite the birds trying to feast on it.