Monday, 11 May 2015


At last some signs of crops to come.

We planted the broad beans in the autumn and spent all the winter and early spring watching them being blown flat by gale force winds.  Now we have some baby beans!

My husband has been beavering away on the automatic water system. If you have ever thought of doing this allow a lot of time! From the hose connection there is a 4 mm pipe that has sub pipes you put to each pot or small area and from another joint there is a seep hose to the main bed,  On the tap there is a timer.  It all needs to be balanced and checked which means I get to trudge back and forth turning on and off the tap. I make use of each journey to gather rubbish or pull a weed!


  1. Tunnel is looking good, the watering system is a must in there.

  2. all the hard work will be worth it in the end!

  3. The thermometer measured 27C in there today - I think I can see the lettuce actually growing! Its lovely.


Afternoon off

Left all the gardening undone yesterday and headed out  for the afternoon in our small boat.  Went up the River Wissey for about 4 miles. ...