How to Make a No-Dig, Raised Bed

Garden’s evolve, and mine’s done exactly that over the past year. The original vegetable patch is just too shady. Meanwhile, the lawn area has become muddy with dogs and chickens. So, I’m switching them. I’ll develop a ‘poultry yard’ at the bottom of the garden, and build raised veggie beds on the lawn and add a wrap-around cutting garden.

There are many advantages of raised beds; they’re easier to… Continue reading

Pigs in Clover – An Honest, Hilarious Take on Smallholding Life

I know, I know – another week, another book review. But I’ve wanted to discuss both these books for a while and as not a huge amount is happening in the garden, now’s the time to do so. Last week’s The Market Gardener gives you the bones for veggie success. This week, Pigs in Clover offers a hilarious and sometimes bleak look at life as a smallholder.

I’ve ‘… Continue reading


I'm Geoff, and I'm a plant hoarder.

Like magpies collect bright shiny things, I can't resist plants. An exquisite flower, soft ferny foliage or a beautiful majestic tree - I love them all!

Here, I'll indulge in all things flora and share my passion. Join me as I develop my garden and hoard more plants without apology.