There are a lot of weeds in my garden. Some good, some not so good. What should I do with them? Let's consider the options at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have given up on weeds. Okay, maybe not entirely, but I have decided to live and let live. And eat. Can You Eradicate Weeds? In reading and watching lots of ‘how to’ in gardening, weeds are a verbose topic throughout the medium. Generally with a view as to howContinue Reading

There are so many good reasons to try foraging. Free food, taste, fresh air, learn something new and more! Let's find out more here at PumpjackPiddlewick

Foraging for food is one of my all time favourite things. I mean, who doesn’t like fresh food for free? But it is certainly not just that. Foraging is fantastic on so many levels. 1. Going Seasonal Here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick I am all about seasonal foods. It isContinue Reading

I adore climbing beans. My favourite vegetable. And as they need something to climb, I am going to build a trellis tunnel that will also shade my garden in summer.

Building a trellis tunnel was always on my medieval garden plans. Whilst sitting in my walled garden, envisioning Cafe du Canard, and looking at the raised beds it seemed to make sense to plan something in this area. South Facing Garden It is the sunniest area of a very sunnyContinue Reading

Whether rubbish or trash, let's delve into the history and how we can repurpose today here at PumpjackPiddlewick

I think that I think way too much about rubbish. And by rubbish, as this is very definitely a British word (but I love the sound of it), I mean trash, garbage, litter, refuse… depending where you reside in the world. In consideration I’ve written before about zero waste versusContinue Reading

Why is Vintage special? I give 7 reasons why to go vintage at PumpjackPiddlewick

I am very into old stuff. I simply love vintage and antiques. Always have done. But why, what’s so special about them, you may ask? I have heard, or overheard, sometimes that some people don’t like the idea of buying what others have owned, worn or used. Now if thatContinue Reading