gardening mischiefs – archived

Older tales of our gardening adventures.

How to make a vertical garden out of recycled water bottles part 2 at PumpjackPiddlewick

As garden virgins, through research, trial and error, we have tried a series of different planting methods to see what has worked well: raised beds, pallet planters, wattling bed and making a hanging vertical garden wall. All were made using recycled materials and worked to varying degrees. We made almostRead More →

If you have followed the weather at all here in France, particularly Northern Burgundy, you will know we have had rain. Rain, rain, rain. Plu, plu, plu. (Don’t you just love the French word for rain? It sounds just like a drop of rain hitting a surface.) Needless to say,Read More →

Winter is the time to prepare the garden, getting it ready for spring and planting things. This winter has dragged itself out mightily, giving us teasing glimpses now and then of spring to come, the odd dash of sunshine, the hint of warmth in the day, raising our hopes upRead More →

The sun is finally deigning to show its face and its almost warm. Spring is definitely late this year, at least in terms of things coming up and going in in the garden.  I’m a little behind in my getting the soil ready for planting, I think, but since IRead More →