This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

My Garden

  Welcome to my Northern Irish garden....
Here's a little snapshot of my garden. Click on photos to enlarge.

It's a little bit country - not too far from Belfast.

 The views are quite good...

Here are my neighbours; they're very friendly....
 ...and sometimes a little cheeky!

This is Jammie; she does circus tricks (high rope; jumping, etc).

It's very relaxing in the country - highly recommended!

 There are two large sycamore trees at the back of the house.

Pictured is an old unused coal bunker. Many areas of the garden are still a work in progress. I often mix veg in with other plants. In this border you may spot leeks, spring onion and potatoes.

I enjoy growing potatoes....
...and other easy to grow veg (often mixed with other plants). This is spring onion/chives with sunflowers grown from seed and potatoes - all a bit too close together but it worked!
 A veg box was added in 2011 to expand on edibles grown from seed. Pictured above: cabbage, celery, two varieties of kale and perpetual spinach.
Containers are a great way to grow vegetables such as carrots, parsnip, leeks, spings onion/chives, herbs, salads, rocket, etc. Even potatoes grow great in containers.
I love growing flowers too. These lupin were grown from seed a few years ago and they put on a great show every Summer.
This is Dodger. Him and his sister Jammie were unwanted & now they have a happy home. The conservatory comes in handy in Spring to propagate seed.

It gets a little cold in Winter. Not too bad, snow 2 or 3 times each year.
 I love snow!

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