March in the Orchard

The orchard is emptying out as the apples and pears get picked and stored. I’m enjoying taking the pressure off the trees in this heat. We’re picking Cox’, Captain Kidd, Doyenne du Comice, Triumph du Vienna and Clergeau. Our greywater systems broke down in December (and is still a work in progress) so no water […]


A change of season is always a thrill – welcome to autumn everybody! Surely the busiest season in the edible gardener’s year. How are your winter preparations coming along? At the risk of putting you under extra pressure, I do hope you are cracking on with your bed preparations and seed sowing et al. There […]