The fascinating world of tomatoes

The last of this year’s tomato plants have been pulled out and some winter crops sowed, but as I’ve mentioned before I’m already looking ahead to what I’ll grow in the spring and summer. The number one plant on the list is tomatoes, but we’re having some trouble choosing varieties, as I’d never realised before how many there are!  Continue reading “The fascinating world of tomatoes”

Bulbs, birds and bees

It’s the beginning of May now in the orchard and as the fruit trees gradually start to lose their leaves, I’ve made a few more discoveries. The first is a small patch of what I’m fairly sure are white Nerines, growing near the back door – I’d been planning on planting these within the orchard eventually, so it’s great to see some already doing well here.  Continue reading “Bulbs, birds and bees”