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
Diary Entries & News
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
Recent warm days (20 degrees) could encourage gardeners to start planting outdoors, hoping for an early spring. With forecasts for the next two weeks including frost and 0 … Read More about April: Still waiting for spring
It may be some time before spring arrives and outdoor planting can begin. The present weather with record highs for February and minus zero temperatures does not bode well for … Read More about March: Waiting for spring