I Need a Pea

This weekend, summer flirted with us all. White pasty bodies exposed themselves, ice creams were bought and people seemed a lot happier.

For me, it was all about chicken wire. No we don’t own chickens. Well, not yet anyway! This year’s pea frame is of wire and pole.

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National Gardening Week 2016


It’s National Gardening Week, folks, so there’s no excuse for staying indoors!

The tagline this year is ‘Get Fit in the Garden’ and events are happening across the country in gardens, museums and heritage sites, from a tree climbing demo at Wisley to Tai Chai sessions at Harlow Carr. Alternatively, you can always make like Agent Ade and pole dance around your bean canes…


The RHS will also be opening four of its gardens on Friday 15th April (National Open Gardens Day) for free.

Grow Wild UK are giving away free native wild flower seeds and many garden centres and online nurseries are offering special discounts for this week only, so keep your eyes peeled.

I’m hoping to drag Ade away from the allotment and get out and about in the countryside this weekend; we might check out some National Gardening Week events nearby.

What are you guys up to?