2016 Garden

I spent a lovey morning in the garden (aka balcony) sorting out my plants. everything is growing very well so far this year, including the tomatoes (below). The new addition this year is squash. I have not grown squash before and am trying some dwarf plants meant for containers. They have grown very strongly, very quickly and are… Continue reading 2016 Garden

The end of the week

At the end of one of the busiest weeks I’ve had in a long time, there are five things I know: There was no luck involved in cutting down the tomato plants one day before the first frost hit. There was close attention to the weather forecasts. All the red tomatoes are in the fridge,… Continue reading The end of the week

Growing Garden

We’ve just been away in Northern Ireland for a week and I was expecting to come back to a desiccated balcony garden. I was very pleased to find everything relatively well and some plants, like the thyme thriving in the dry conditions. I put up the cloche arrangement round my tomatoes again because it had… Continue reading Growing Garden


With all this good weather my plants are coming on a treat. We had yogurt dip yesterday with our own mint and coriander / cilantro. I’ve banked the earth up on the potatoes and Bruce up up a hinge so that we are able to house the two sage and one parsley plant over the… Continue reading Gardening