Winter is starting much like summer finished, wet. Forecasts suggest a wet winter which is not ideal with garden beds already sodden and wet. Raised beds do better draining … Read More about November: Winter planting
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It has been a difficult year in the garden. October is the start of the winter crop season so gardeners can hope a mild winter might follow an awful summer, but it might not. … Read More about October: Small successes
For the first time in 15 years the garden has not produced a single tomato. Welcome to climate change gardening. The conditions this year have been the worst on record. The … Read More about September: Empty beds
July was the wettest in Belgium in 40 years with more than double the average rainfall. With towns and villages flooded and a large loss of life this year will go down in … Read More about August: Summer washout?
The regular downpours of June look set to continue well into July. While the frequent rain is helpful for seeding out new crops, lettuce etc, it can be problematic for … Read More about July: Turbulent times
Finally a hint of summer, the rain has stopped. The disturbed spring may now lurch straight into summer. With caution, planting out can begin, but unfortunately the slugs and … Read More about June: Straight into summer
Never plant in the garden until the Bluebells are out, is an old gardener's expression. However, as April was the coldest in 35 years, the ground this year is still cold and … Read More about Spring Bluebells in May