Signs of spring

What a treat to have this taste of spring right in the middle of February. My bank of crocuses have opened their faces to the sun every day this week; hellebore, snowdrops, and catkins have all been shining out; and bulbs are peeping through.  I’ve even been happy to see the weed seedlings emerge as … Continue reading Signs of spring

Investing in the soil

Like a lot of Sheffield, this garden is both blessed and cursed with a heavy clay soil. Its been improved in parts but last year’s heatwave baked the ground brick hard and brought out huge cracks which took months to close. Digging the pond last year I hit thick bands of yellow grey clay a … Continue reading Investing in the soil