Making Hay While the Sun Shines

Or, more specifically, getting the grass cut before it rains. I haven’t cut the grass since the last week in April. Last year I took part in No Mow May – the idea was to avoid cutting the grass in May, to give wildflowers, and in particular dandelions, time to flower. They provide food for…

No Mow May – not

I hadn’t cut my grass for a month. Some of you may be aware of No Mow May – the idea is that you don’t cut your grass for the whole of May, thus allowing flowers to blossom and to provide nectar for the bees and any other passing insects that might feel the need….

A Different Normal

Today is going to be a doing-day. It’s the first mid-week day off I’ve had in a while – I have a list of things I need to do. Wash my work apron and hang it outside to dry. Put away the washing that I did on Monday. Pay a cheque in. I’m doing the…

No Mow May

I won’t be cutting my grass for the next few weeks. Have you heard of No Mow May? I heard about it for the first time last year, but unfortunately I only heard about it on 29th May. Shame. I vowed to do better this year! The idea is that you don’t cut your grass…

For the love of bugs

This is my 7th garden. Some north, some south, some big, some small, and one that was basically tundra with a wall around it. My current one is tiny. There are advantages to this – mowing the lawn takes no time at all, and I can sit down in the garden on a glorious sunny…