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!

having fun mulching with cats at PumpjackPiddlewick

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love to mulch. But I particularly love mulching with cats. And ducks. I also love to prune, though not as much as mulching. Pruning takes more thought, more muscle and no cats. Or ducks. As sometimes branches are on theRead More →

Join us in worm hunting at PumpjackPiddlewick

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

Planting fruits trees at PumpjackPiddlewick

The wee hours of this morning were spent trawling fruit tree sites, when I meant to be writing. But such is the way sometimes that distraction comes along turning us from our intended plans. And yet, in being distracted, future plans have been made. As first time owners of ourRead More →

The eventual Secret Garden at PumpjackPiddlewick

As the eventual secret garden lies dormant it is time to get to work. Already the days are lengthening. Bed time for the ducks is now 5:30 pm, compared to 4pm in just before Christmas. And days are getting warmer. Sort of. Depending on the sun, or not. Yesterday wasRead More →