Nice and tall fir type trees that sat in pots at the front of the house, and with a lovely wet winter assumed they would be just fine. Until they all went brown and I realised that the roof overhang had kept them nice and dry …NOT the plan!!
However, something which seems to be thriving are our potatoes!!!! It's the first time we've done these, having successfully failed with courgettes, strawberries and tomatoes, generally because of slugs and bugs (not ALWAYS my deficient skill in the gardening area … mind you I suppose you could count it still as my fault!). I bought these during a Richard Jackson hour and they've done brilliantly! Well, they did brilliantly until the wind blew (hilariously the day after this pic above was taken) so now they are all rather bent and broken but I am hoping we will still get a fairly decent crop ….the wind WASN'T my fault!
Any tips in the veg growing arena are HUGELY appreciated if you would like to leave them below as when we move in August, there are already two raised veg beds in the garden with radishes, rhubarb, herbs… loads and loads and I'm determined to get it right!!!!
There's even kale growing currently which I'm thrilled about as it's our favourite green veg. The current owners have loved and tended the garden for 20 years so I don't want to undo all their hard work, but I truly seem to have brown fingers …or at least a blind spot when it comes to feeding and watering, although I'm glad to say the children are growing beautifully (don't be fooled by their placid smiles in this pic by the way!).
So, the plan is we move some time in August, I take off a few months from QVC and then will be back in early 2014. More on all that to follow too … but don't forget, any veg growing tips would be much much appreciated!