As you may know from some of my recent posts (especially "Rows and rows of windrows" last year), I cut the grass in a large part of my garden using a scythe. Why, you might ask? There are many good reasons including effectiveness, exercise, no pollution, no noise and low expense. One extremely important thing that goes along with my scythe is a good hay rake. I didn't know … [Read more...] about The importance of a good hay rake
The year has been the year of the pheasant in my garden. Almost every day, my friend the pheasant is somewhere around and I'm really surprised that he's not afraid of being quite close to me as I do my work. Obviously, he understands that I'm not a threat and just continues on with his search for food. The following four photos are the best shots I've been able to take of him. … [Read more...] about My friend the pheasant
I've been busy in the garden lately. Real busy. So much of my spare time (which is quite limited) is now being taken up with the garden. Of course, it's a problem all of my own making yet, I have to admit, I enjoy it a lot (most of the time). My last post was on April 10th (where has all that time gone?) and was called "Things are growing". In that post there was a … [Read more...] about More veggies than I can chew?
With all the COVID-19 pandemic stuff going on these days, I am very, very grateful to have some land around my property where I can grow things. And, at the moment, things are growing! It's great to see. For all the lockdown rules, social distancing and death statistics we hear about all day, it's lovely to see that some parts of nature are just getting on with what they … [Read more...] about Things are growing
Last weekend, I did a few things in the garden and I'm posting a series of images below with comments to describe what's going on. You'll see why stones, woodchips and seeds are the main things on my mind. Here in the UK, the grass is just starting to grow again after winter, and things are starting to move in the garden. My aim is to build a natural, diverse garden and I'm … [Read more...] about Stones, Woodchips and Seeds