Monday, 8 August 2016

August Garden and Fruits of the Garden

The garden looking good

A bumper year for fruits

L - blackcurrant jelly with strawberries
Middle - redcurrant jelly
R - whitecurrant 'jamelly'  (put through a sieve rather than a jelly bag to remove pips) 
topped with redcurrant jelly

Saturday, 23 July 2016

High Summer in the Garden

Fruit cage by the east wall

A heavy crop of red and white currants
Seed heads of bolted leeks left for pollinators
Faded poppies

Friday, 8 July 2016

Saturday, 2 July 2016


Our first red poppy of the year came into flower
100 years and 1 day after the start of the Battle of the Somme

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Taming the Wilderness

In the garden during the past few days have been Bridget, Catherine, Fiona, Jeff, Sue and Tom

What for the wilderness beyond the veg beds?
A walk through fruit trees, a pond....

A yellow iris was hidden amongst the nettles and rosebay willow herb

Saturday, 28 May 2016

The Garden ...... and Beyond

In the garden today were Sheila, Tom and Fiona

Over half the garden is now under cultivation.....

The remainder is being cleared and will be landscaped
as a leisure space for the enjoyment of the Salesians and their visitors


Tuesday, 17 May 2016


(this is the 100th blog post)

Two tawny owls were seen in the garden by Sue and Tom today - too quick for the camera