Gardening

How does your garden grow? As garden virgins, ours is a delight to discover. We like to have a go at anything, re-use as much as we can in building the garden, and are always learning something new. What’s not to like? And you get to eat the results!

What to do with a marrow at PumpjackPiddlewick

Every one has been on the receiving end of this, I am sure. You have a friend (and/or you do it yourself) who has a vegetable garden. At some point nearing autumn they say ‘I have a marrow. Would you like it?’ (read: can you do anything with it, becauseRead More →

Keeping cool this summer with Pumpjack Piddlewick

This week the temperatures gave us hints of the summer to come. Evenings are still cool, but days are truly heating up. Gardening in the afternoon is out, unless it is in a shady bit, so it’s all change with my Etsy work. Swapping mornings for afternoons, the garden nowRead More →

How we mulch at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Who knew mulching could be so therapeutic?! As the days get longer, mornings earlier, I am having to change my days around. Pre-dawn is about Etsy work. Then 7am the ducks want out (now!) to eat. Back to bed for a half hour more work, before the squabble now heardRead More →

WIld Violets foraged for tea and syrup at PumpjackPiddlewick

I know Spring is on its way when the yellows and purples start to show up in the garden. Daffodils start show their sunny faces and purple wild violets peek up at me from the ground. Make Me Smile Flowers Violets are my favourite flower, which in a way isRead More →