The tomato plants have been getting my full attention in the last few days as the weather has been very rainy and the greenhouse was the nicest place to be. This year I am trying out a new variety (t...[More]
Ilmington seems to be carpeted with snowdrops this month. The ones in the cottage garden have not really opened up yet but we have some in our orchard. Notice a rare sight of a bee (we don't usually...[More]
It is inevitable that I would post a few pictures of my Autumn walks around Ilmington. I can't resist....
From the top of Foxcote hill you can either walk down through the fields to the village t...[More]
Last year, for the first time in 30 years (!) I decided to try growing a different variety of raspberry so this is their second year.
I have always grown the Scottish bush raspberry, Glen Cova and f...[More]
First it was the shower - long overdue and everyone seems very pleased with our new one for 2016. Then it was the tumble drier and now a new fridge.
The fridge freezer in the cottage, although functi...[More]