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A week to week garden diary covering all aspects of the garden: maintenance, development, projects etc.
Our garden is located in southeast Bavaria at about 490m above sea level on the north side of the slope and surrounded by forests. As a result, we have to survive three months with almost no sun in winter, have a lot of walking shadows and grounds thus very slowly dries.
Overall, the plot has a size of one hectare, of which about 3000 sqm as a garden. The rest is meadow and a small wooded area.
The blog initially loads in German but there’s a translator available just a click or two away.
Join me on my adventures in horticulture where I work to transform an empty field into what I hope will become a beautiful, productive organic garden growing cut flowers, fruit, vegetables and herbs. I (usually!) update my blog each week with tales of my gardening successes and failures as well as hopes and plans for the garden, interspersed with recipes inspired by my produce, and struggles with weeds, pests and the vagaries of the Irish weather. I am a relative newbie to gardening (but a total convert!) so not in any position to offer much growing advice – in any case there are plenty of experts on every element of gardening available online. But I am enthusiastic and ready to experiment and happy to share!
In the early summer of 2009, Dee Sewell created Greenside Up, a social enterprise that helps people to grow their own vegetables without chemicals.
The aim of Greenside Up is to teach as many people as possible this basic life skill and Dee does this by working as a tutor offering gardening workshops, by specialising with community gardening groups, and virtually through social media and blogging.
I am delighted that you have found your way here either by accident or design. I do hope that you stay for a while and that you return in the future.
Growing Nicely began 5 years ago as part of my business blog when I was a freelance garden designer. When work changed direction, the blog developed into being more about gardening including growing food. Design is still there, because I like the garden to look good as well as being practical.
Now the blog also includes the renovation of our previously neglected garden, we moved here 2 years ago. I don’t use any chemicals, try to manage it all sustainably, & although gardens are a passion, I want to spend a minimal amount of time looking after it.
This is a blog about starting an allotment from scratch – something we haven’t done for a very long while and also something we’re looking forward to doing as a family and as a community.
This blog is in part a diary of the development of my garden and a record of gardens I have visited. It occasionally discusses other activities, such as campaigning with Global Justice Now and other random musings that occur. You can also follow me on Twitter @GwenfarsGarden.
Hi, I'm Paul, the Green Fingered Blogger. I'm passionate about plants and gardens and I love helping people get the most out of their garden. I want the Green Fingered Blog to help and inspire people to enjoy their garden, whether it's an estate, a back yard or just a few pots. Plants make your life better!
As a small boy I would sometimes stay in Bexhill-
Gardening has been an interest of mine since I was a child, and I have always kept some form of garden at every house I have lived in since I left home. Due to my father’s job as an army officer we had a rather nomadic life when I was a child, but I have certainly done my share of moving house as an adult too. Since birth I have lived in 24 houses and the house I live in now is the 12th house since leaving my parent’s home at the age of 16.....that's a lot of different gardens! The garden I have now is the third here in UK, before 1999 I lived in Norway. There I had all kind of gardens from a tiny balcony garden where I grew carrots in juice cartons to the largest one the size of two football pitches.
Retired young and active so now looking forward to doing all the things I have dreamed about.