Restoration garden

Our new old restoration home comes with a large restoration garden. Completely overgrown, full of debris, crumbling walls and hidden treasures. It all needs to be dug out, sifted, fixed, and made into something resembling a much loved and useful garden. It’s a very long term project.

summer heat is here at PumpjackPiddlewick

The summer heat has just arrived. After a prolonged spring, of which our garden is profoundly grateful, we have seemingly overnight transitioned from cool nights and warm days to just warm. Well, hot. It’s impact is felt not only in temperatures, okay mainly in temperatures, but in what we doRead More →

Harvesting champagne currants at PumpjackPiddlewick

Recently I wrote about cherries. We are still awash with cherries, as the tree of our neighbour on the other side of us is almost buried under them. So I am still carrying on making cherry things. But in the background. As currently it is all about currants, and specificallyRead More →

talking rubbish or trash 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. Recently I wrote about zero waste versus no waste,Read More →

Having the patience to grow asparagus at PumpjackPiddlewick

Our vegetable garden has this space off to the right that has been earmarked for asparagus from the very beginning. It’s tucked away to the side, not quite out of sight, but definitely a bit out of mind. The area one may have finally gotten to after all else wasRead More →