Spring (Page 5)

Spring is lovely and long here, near Chablis, starting in February with the daffodils blooming followed by the asparagus shoots appearing and then the strawberries coming into fruit. And then there are the eggs… Spring is when we get up to 8 eggs a day.

How to make a vertical garden out of recycled plastic bottles | PumpjackPIddlewick

Every time I tweet about our recycled milk bottle, wall garden I get lots of interest. And it kind of makes sense. After all, the cost is minimal, the space is minimal – could be done almost anywhere you have a vertical space, inside, outside – and looks rather cool (at least I think so).Read More →

Giving up my garden virginity willingly at PumpjackPiddlewick

I recently lost my garden virginity. There, I admit it. I have come to gardening late in life, but happily I can now boast that I have found a great and new passion. My Retiring Past In the past, I would have declared easily that I had a brown thumb.Read More →

letter writing with rabbits and ducks at PumpjackPiddlewick

One of my favourite past times of all time is to write and receive letters. There is something particularly joyous in this modern age, in treasuring the opposite of the instant. The anticipation of a letter is truly something special. Read More →