Spears of hope

Spears of hope

The garden has been enveloped in white mist most days. It rolls up the hill from the valley below. It's no surprise that the snowdrops, so often in bud by now, prefer to remain hidden under their blankets of moss. All but one clump at the bottom of the garden, that is, whose white buds [...]

The month of May

The month of May

There’s something special about the month of May, and this year hasn’t disappointed. Although we are just half way through, already there have been so many simple things to take pleasure in and enjoy, such as: Picking local asparagus, just up the road at Peach Croft Farm.   Watching red mason bees pop in and [...]

Asparagus season

St George's Day; traditionally the start of the asparagus season. Eight crowns were the first things we planted in our raised bed early last year, along with a couple of unpromising looking slabs of rhubarb.  This year we anxiously waited for the spears to break through the earth; letting us know the crowns have survived. [...]