Plan B?

Wrecked polytunnel

We have just survived one of the worst weeks of weather I can remember for a long time. Storm force winds had been forecast for Saturday 13 February and by the late afternoon it was gusting about 70 mph, so we were not too surprised when there was a electrical power surge which blew several… Continue reading Plan B?

Plotting and Planning

Aerial view vegetable garden

"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near one"J.R.R. Tolkein We might not have dragons, but we do have weather. Over the years we have learnt how to storm-proof the garden to the best of our ability, but as soon as I hear the shipping forecast… Continue reading Plotting and Planning

Midsummer Harvest

Regular visitors to the croft garden know that I go AWOL from time to time.  This is usually because I'm busy with other activities, which can range from being chained to the desk as a serious paperwork deadline approaches or being press-ganged to work on a building project to coaxing a reluctant muse to provide… Continue reading Midsummer Harvest

Mind the Gap

Nothing but blue skies...... With high pressure over Scandinavia and the jet stream well to the south the northerly air flow has turned the islands into a frigid riviera. Long sunny days and balmy temperatures of 5°C, which in the lightest wind become a chilly 1°C, are perfect for brisk walks along the beach but… Continue reading Mind the Gap