This meant we could explore the whole farm that was literally on our doorstep; fantastic for Henry as he loves seeing animals, especially chickens, and great news for me as I was able to explore the farm’s polytunnels and growing fields! It was like vegetable garden heaven!
I’m a sucker for visiting a stately home if they’ve got a working kitchen garden within the grounds!
I loved West Dean Walled Kitchen Garden and Clumber Park is quite close to home (although I don’t visit it as often as I’d like to) so during our recent holiday in Dorset, Forde Abbey was definitely on the list of things to do!
We love asparagus and eat quite a lot of it, but let’s be honest – the season is very short and asparagus is best served fresh from the garden, so when we buy it from the supermarket we know it’s not at its best, and it’s probably been flown in from some far-flung location!
So when we designed our vegetable garden it made sense to dedicate one of the raised beds to asparagus, so we could cut it and eat it within minutes, enjoying this delicacy at its finest!
It’s been a glorious weekend in our part of the UK and we’ve made the most of it by catching up on jobs in the garden!
We did lots of tidying and planting; seedlings that we’d started in the greenhouse were desperate for potting on or planting out!
What lovely weather it’s been today!
Our first opportunity to get out in the garden as a family and get the growing season up and running for 2016!
It was also our first chance to introduce Henry to the garden, thanks to my Mum who spent the day walking him round, entertaining him, and pushing his pushchair at naptime!