Mulching the orchard (part 1)

We have a small orchard that consists of various fruit trees. The grass was about 2 feet tall, so we decided to mulch around the trees. I strimmed the area around the trees with a blade, NOT ¬†TWINE!. The blade keeps the grass intact, whereas twine would blast it to smithereens!. Move the grass to […]

St. Patrick’s Day & Garden Work.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all, may it be a good one whatever you do. Here we are having a stay at home day, will probably watch the Dublin parade on the telly. St. Patrick’s Day parades were actually started in America and then the idea was imported into Ireland. The first parade was organized […]

Self-mulching garden!

The large sycamore tree in our garden has shed all its leaves now . Loads have fallen on our fruit area giving it a nice extra layer for the Winter. This is like a duvet for the plants and will give protection against hard frosts. In time the leaves will rot down and become part […]

New Soft Fruit Area.

Recently we have added a new soft fruit area to our garden. This area was always a sort of waste area that had a ramshackle fuel shed. We have now got rid of the shed, put up a new fence, added stone edging and dug the whole area over. It has been planted with loganberries, […]