vegetable growing

How to Plan a Market Farm Garden – My First Year

When it comes to seeds, I’m like a kid in a sweet shop; ‘Ooh, I like that one‘, ‘Some of those‘, and ‘That one’s pretty‘. It’s an ad-hoc buying process that’s based on lust rather than sense. My planning and management on the allotment I formerly shared with my godmother wasn’t much better. I always tended to grow what everyone else was – that… Continue reading

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


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.