Veg Patch

To read the story of my Veg Patch in chronological order use the links in the Blog Archive

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Year two in the Veg Patch comes to an end

Its mid December and very little is going on in the garden . The endless piles of leaves are nearly all cleared away now, one more big wind and the rest should all be down off the oaks. The winter veg are making their way into the kitchen and delicious they are as well, and the seed orders just keep on coming.  At the last count I found I have bought nearly 60 new packs of seeds to be planted in the new year. Goodness know what  I will do with it all but I just can't resist a new flower or an interesting vegetable. 

So I got to thinking , how has this year gone compared to my first year? Well I think I am a much more competent gardener. I have learned a lot more about my patch as well, what will grow best in different areas, and better use of space. This summer I planted a lot more in the beds and they coped well. I have also decided that next year I will grow less varieties of veg, but more of the ones I do grow, as we were running out of some things quickly. 

Flowers for cutting have become a real passion . Our house was filled for months with beautiful blooms , grown in my garden.. Pinching an expression used by the British Flower growing professional, "Grown, not Flown" is now the only way that flowers get through my door. 

And so with little to tell you about at the moment, I have decided to pick the photograph's that best sum up each month of 2013 and few little extras at the end. Enjoy

January 2013
February 2013
March 2013
April 2013

May 2013
June 2013
July 2013
August 2013
September 2013
October 2013
November 2013
Some of our beautiful New Forest ponies
Our lovely beach 
Freda our 1970 TR6
and last but certainly not least

Gibson enjoying a pint
I hope you have enjoyed 2013 as much as we have. 


  1. Yes, you have lots to celebrate! Love the raised beds... and the TR6.

    1. Yes we do.. we know we are very lucky :)

  2. Nice series of pictures. Send the TR6 down to me if you don't want it

  3. Looks like a nice beautiful garden ;)

  4. Here's hoping that spring will be a bit kinder next year.

  5. Love all the photos, you could've done a 2014 calendar from these photos, very professional looking as is the garden! Such a difference from the snow to the surprisingly looking empty beds in May to the beautiful cut flowers and bountiful veg! Glad you had a good year, here's to the next one xo

  6. Oh MY!! You have a BEAUTIFUL space to Garden!!! WOW!!!

  7. Lovely tour. And Gibson is so cute.