Gardening

How does your garden grow? As gardening 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!

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

I read ‘French Dirt – The story of a garden in the south of France’, by Richard Goodman, in the month of August. The same time as the culmination of the story. Sitting in my French garden, hence the inspiration to read, I enjoyed the stories surrounding the inhabitants ofRead More →

Harvesting champagne currants at PumpjackPiddlewick

This year we are awash in strawberries and raspberries from our garden. But sandwiched in between along one of crumbling garden stone walls are two bushes of currants. One is red currants, the other Champagne currants. I had heard of red currants, and of course red currant jelly*. A veryRead 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 →