There are a lot of weeds in my garden. Some good, some not so good. What should I do with them? Let's consider the options at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have given up on weeds. Okay, maybe not entirely, but I have decided to live and let live. And eat. Can You Eradicate Weeds? In reading and watching lots of ‘how to’ in gardening, weeds are a verbose topic throughout the medium. Generally with a view as to howContinue Reading

Managing my wild garden is part lack of time, part awareness and part live and let live at PumpjackPiddlewick

As a relative newbie to gardening, each year I set myself the task of trying at least one new thing in it. As my garden is currently loving the rain, growing like crazy and going wild, I have decided to cultivate a wild garden this year. It’s also an excuseContinue Reading

I adore climbing beans. My favourite vegetable. And as they need something to climb, I am going to build a trellis tunnel that will also shade my garden in summer.

Building a trellis tunnel was always on my medieval garden plans. Whilst sitting in my walled garden, envisioning Cafe du Canard, and looking at the raised beds it seemed to make sense to plan something in this area. South Facing Garden It is the sunniest area of a very sunnyContinue Reading

Worm hunting can be fun, especially when aided by ducks whilst gardening here at PumpjackPiddlewick

A drizzly day and a walk are perfect conditions for worm hunting. The sodden paths and wet tarmac bring the worms to the surface so they don’t drown. I just had to walk along and collect them up. Ewwwww I can’t say I was ever very squeamish about touching worms,Continue Reading

I look at how to grow asparagus as well as strawberries at PumpjackPiddlewick

My vegetable garden has this space to the front that has been earmarked for asparagus from first moving in. Sort of L shaped and bordered by paths on one side, super handy for picking, but also a bit out of the way. The area one may have finally gotten toContinue Reading