YAY!!!! It’s time to start the seed sowing proper for the 2020 self-sufficient garden! It has been an odd year until now and in many ways I feel behind and disconnected…….but the simple act of putting some seeds in the dirt has got me going again. Despite my failures with Loofah (Luffa) over the last couple of years I’m having another go……but with a few changes……. Let’s get those seeds in and dream of summer!
Here I chat a bit about how to cope with being ill if you live on your own as I do. There’s no rocket science here, just a big dose of common sense. I very nearly swear……and then make myself blush. Oops. 🙂
Whether you are self-isolating, in lock down or working from home here is my top tip on how to manage the situation based on my years of practice working as a nurse with families in isolation.
Based on my experience as a nurse working on an isolation ward I’m sharing some tips here with you on how to isolate a member of your family if they become sick with Covid-19 and they remain at home.
It’s been a while……it feels like ages! The weather continues to scupper plans for the garden……so let’s tuck up indoors for the afternoon and have a little catch-up/natter together. The postbag has been bursting at the seams this week with the loveliest cards and goodies…..
I have a brand new pair of Felco secateurs (pruners) thanks to my lovely friend Jan (thank you!) and in this video I show you them with the fakes, side-by-side, so that you can see the difference and hopefully not fall for the same scam. I’m also checking up on my spuds and onions and doing a few bits of titivation to my fence.
How is it March already?! I need to get my skates on and start some seeds…….these are the ones that I plan to sow in March. Always, when I am gardening (and in life outside the garden) I am thinking about the environment and wildlife…..this year will be no exception…..I would like to do as much as possible for our pollinators……understanding their lives helps us to understand what we can do for them and in this video I share a few words from a bee expert. It’s all about the pollinators!
After a four week absence and more ‘named storms’ than I can remember it’s time to get back to the kitchen garden…..it”s a time for assessing what needs doing but also a time for seeing what can be harvested at this late stage in the growing season. One of my all time favourite vegetables is just about to come into it’s own……….stuff the storms…..I’m about to harvest! 😉
It hasn’t been the easiest few weeks but that hasn’t dented my optimism nor my excitement for the coming spring.
I mentioned in the last video about needing to take some time out…..and that’s still true….but when I’m sitting down doing this kind of job it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with you all. I’m filling patchwork bags with lavender……and chatting about what’s going on.