Spring Dream Summer Nightmare

| 30th May 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 ??

| 26th May 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

| 21st May 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

| 17th May 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!

| 14th May 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!


| 11th May 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

| 8th May 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.

Happy Birthday

| 3rd May 2017

We always knew the original garage and shed would have to go, but when we decided last year to build new ones I don’t think either of us realised just how hard it would be. We’re now approaching the first birthday of the new garage/shed so I thought I’d take a look back at how […]