Coronoveg Project: Let there be light: A reflector for seedlings

Lucky are they who have a greenhouse or anywhere in the house that’s bright, especially this time of year when seedlings are teeny-tiny. The only space I have for seedlings is my kitchen window which faces north-east, just about the worst possible angle for light. You can buy special plant-lights but they’re stupidly expensive and…

Coronoveg Shopping List Part Two: Seeds

So, continuing the request for a shopping list, this is really as broad as it’s long. It depends on the space you have, so I’ll break it down into sections. I like to order online as you get the best choice but there are one or two that are getting close to their sow-by date…

I know what you did last weekend…

Yeah, well, I had to give it some kind of title and the spade looks faintly sinister. ‘Installing¬†fake Victorian rope edging I found in a skip’ didn’t really cut it. It’s true though. My street’s being ‘regenerated’ at a rate of knots and skips keep appearing, filled with all kinds of stuff that is SO…

Project Patio PtII

Or, as Chris Beardshaw told me on Gardeners’ Question Time on Friday, Project ‘Terrace’. ¬†apparently ‘patios’ are really outre… Terrace, loggia, patio, whatever, I’m trying to create a flat area to sit with visitors, other plotholders and friends for a cup of tea without tumbling down the hill. Last week, despite wind, rain and thunder…