Rat trouble!

For some time now I have had a rat in the compost heap.  The heap is one of those black ‘Dalek’ ones and the rat burrows its way up from the bottom to reach the fruit and veggie peels we put in the top.  For a while I tried to get rid of it   - … Continue reading Rat trouble!

Autumn sowing hardy annuals

This season I’m having my second attempt at autumn sowing (instead of spring sowing) hardy annuals. Last season’s efforts were cut short when winter gales cartwheeled my seed trays round the garden. The idea is to sow hardy annuals in early autumn, giving them a head start so they flower a month or so earlier … Continue reading Autumn sowing hardy annuals