From 29th June
As a nice long spring finally turns into summer, we are receiving some delicious fruit from the courgettes planted in the Hugelkulture.
A training watermelon to grow up a trellis experiment is working out lovely, with so far 2 melons tucked nicely into their hammocks and growing at an astonishing pace.
Shade for Rex the dog's pen has been completed, and after Flor the goat helped herself to the onions and sunflowers, another gate has been added. Behind this gate 'lasagne beds' have been started - layering green and brown organic materials for planting more veggies.
Lots of chard has been planted around terracotta pots in a shady part of the garden and are doing well there, in spite of the late June heat.
A storm filled the grey water tank to the brim, drowning all the mint, tarragon and tomatoes which were growing quite happily. The top layer has now been cleaned of these dead plants and replanted with the more water loving plants from the old bath tub grey water system and the mint is making a come back.
Rex's shaded area has been completed too.
The grey water planter is recovering well.
The lettuces are loving the shade.
Here is the start of a new planting bed.
Naughty Flor our goat ate all my onions so we needed to fence off the lower planting terrace.
The watermelons are well cared for.
Frances and Barry Copping bought Xalet Pigall in 2015. They are working towards resilience and self-sufficiency.