Garden findings

Although new to gardening, we have always wanted to grow our own veg. Over the past few years in France we have tried a variety of styles of gardening beds, types of vegetables and even various timings. We keep learning from our mistakes, and our successes, and then sharing our garden tales with you.

Explore with us as we re-purpose water bottles into planters and recycle pallets into garden beds, try our hand at wattling and simply see what grows in our garden.

Oh, and let us not forget foraging…

Discovering the history and some archaelogical finds here at PumpjackPiddlewick

Recently I have been corresponding by letter with our neighbour. Yes, I actually write letters and put them in her letterbox. It started because of one of the archaeologic finds in our garden here in France. We found this very large stone ball in our archaeological Big Dig 1, SideRead More →

Buggine bugs are bugging me at PumpjackPiddlewick

I keep telling myself that bugs are necessary to this world. And in my head I know this, but in my heart… Chigger season is coming to a close (thank goodness) and with all my heart I look forward to cooler days, and less, and eventually, almost, no bugs. MaybeRead More →

Managing at wild garden at PumpjackPiddlewick

As a relative newby 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. In the past IRead More →

I admit it wholeheartedly, I am in love with pallets. They are right up there with shipping containers in versatility, but maybe, just slightly, more transportable and easier to work with. So, when I came across a picture on Pinterest for a hanging garden bed made from pallets, I fellRead More →