Various Stuff

Posted By on June 16, 2017

Yesterday I bit the bullet and began to weed my ant infested flower border. By the time I’d had enough the back of my hands were red and blotchy and burned, just like a nettle sting.


Big Mistake!

Posted By on June 10, 2017

No, I’m not talking about Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election last Thursday but my decision to buy some mail order plants.



Posted By on June 6, 2017

When you come to think about it ‘grass’ is everywhere. Gardens, parks, traffic roundabouts, church yards, sports fields, roadside verges, in fact it’s hard to go anywhere that doesn’t have close proximity to ‘grass’ of some kind.


Spring Dream Summer Nightmare

Posted By on May 30, 2017

My Spring bulb flower border that brings me so much joy at the beginning of the year is fast turning into a nightmare. It needs weeding.


And Then There Were ??

Posted By on May 26, 2017

Well I might have started off with around 160 seedlings, but I’m afraid that’s not how many plants I’m going to finish with.


An Old Friend

Posted By on May 21, 2017

In 1986 we bought a house on Willowfield Drive in Halifax. It had a decent sized garden and it was there that we did our first ‘proper’ gardening.


Like Buses

Posted By on May 17, 2017

‘Events’ in Binbrook are a bit like buses, you wait ages for one to come along and then two arrive together, and so it was on April 9th, the day of the bike race when we also had a vintage car rally pass through the village.


They’re Back!

Posted By on May 14, 2017

I’m pleased to announce that on Wednesday May 10th the swallows returned to ‘Grassy Bottom’. Actually we thought we’d seen an odd one a few days earlier, but as we know that doesn’t make a summer!



Posted By on May 11, 2017

Regular readers might have gathered by now that I like bright colours. Nothing pleases me more than seeing my ‘Spring’ flower bed in full bloom.


A Long Day

Posted By on May 8, 2017

Given the goings on here over the last 3 years you’d think that the relatively simple job of ordering a pallet of 60 basic concrete slabs for the vegetable garden paths would be well within our capabilities.