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…

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 →

composting with the help of pet ducks at PumpjackPiddlewick

“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 to the garden.  I’m a little behind in my getting the soil ready for planting, composting and getting seeds in,Read More →

Winter is the time to prepare the garden. Time to get 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 ourRead More →

If you are a regular reader of our website posts, you probably know that we love re-using, recycling and not letting things go to waste. So let’s consider the humble or pesky, depending on your point of view, dandelion. When I was growing up I loved its happy yellow colour.Read More →