Category: Past activities

  • Maintenance, and decay

    Maintenance, and decay

    The windbreak on the finally dug asparagus bed takes the full force of the southerly squalls which form the usual airy backdrop to the garden. I find myself threading wire through the eyeholes in an attempt to reinforce the top, but it is raining really too hard to ignore, and too dark to easily see.…

  • The asparagus bed

    The asparagus bed

    This spring I planted a tray of asparagus seeds. This was done more in hope than anticipation. I was fully prepared for my generative experiment to fail, as so many have failed over the years. But the seeds germinated, pushing up tiny, frail shoots under the plastic covering I had swathed the tray in that…

  • Pots


    The pots around the back door are proliferating. In addition to two blueberry plants in large earthenware pots that accompanied us from our previous home, there is a miniature blueberry (Tom Thumb), a thyme in a badly cracked pot inherited from the previous owners, some bulbs which refused to flower this year, five gooseberry and…