Garden Diaries

My Garden Diaries began as a monthly post in March 2014, an idea originally suggested to me by Francesca @ Almost Italian. Shortly after, I joined the Garden Share Collective (GSC), maintained by Lizzie@strayedtable. The GSC is a group of gardeners who share what is happening in gardens that grow things of an edible variety – from large rural plots right down to the city dweller with pots on the windowsill.

From the beginning until October 2015, my Garden Diaries were called Around My Edible Garden that detailed my activities in my relatively small UK garden. The UK garden is bounded by stone walls and fences, in an old city neighborhood. Here I carved my edible garden out of what was once a grassy wasteland, the soil packed with Victorian building rubble. According to old Ordinance Survey maps of the area, a carriage house once stood here. The soil is now improved – bags of rubble taken to the local recycling centre and home produced compost adding nutrients. The Green Man oversees it all.

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In September 2015, we moved temporarily to Athens, Greece where we are lucky enough to be situated in a large green space in the centre of the city. Vegetables, fruits and herbs flourish here and my garden posts primarily chronicle my activites in the Greek garden.

Like any good diarist, I like to record what’s been happening in my garden – new growth, pesky pests, mucky manure, tisanes and drying herbs, luscious fruits, or simply pots on the kitchen windowsill. I may even break off and visit other gardens, “pick your own” farms, garden centres, and other places of inspiration – in the UK, Greece and anywhere else I happen to visit.

Garden Diaries (listed in reverse order of posting)

2017
March: The Tortoises are Back

2016
July: An 18th-Century Garden Theme
March: Yellow
February: Bitter
January: Citrus Expectations – Part 1
January: Citrus Expectations – Part 2

2015
November: Bella Sparoza
October: Garden Planning
August: Farewell to My UK Edible Garden
July: Around My Edible Garden
June: Around My Edible Garden
May: Around My Edible Garden
April: Around My Edible Garden
March: Around My Edible Garden
February: Around My Edible Garden
January: Around My Edible Garden

2014
December: Around My Edible Garden
November: Around My Edible Garden
October: Around My Edible Garden
September: Around My Edible Garden
August: Around My Edible Garden
July: Around My Edible Garden
June: Around My Edible Garden
May: Around My Edible Garden
April: Around My Edible Garden
March: Around My Edible Garden

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