Have you mulched yet? The only time you can throw around a load of muck and everything looks better afterwards!
Any shrubs keeled over this Winter? It’s time for boggle eyed bush man!Read More
It was so windy last weekend and freezing cold. We didn’t get up to much in the garden aside from a bit of weeding. Instead we turned to indoor projects, which includes sewing seeds that don’t germinate, murdering houseplants and now a new hobby: orchid flasking! Since I started writing this I’ve realised that the…Read More
Last year I really got into the swing of moving things around and dividing plants. Only the easier stuff of course, but it paid dividends and although I wasn’t terribly confident it did seem very easy and it worked. I would love to trot down to the garden centre every other week, but once I…Read More
No, no, no it will be -4 overnight apparently and I went and put all the Dhalia tubers in. The ones that don’t like cold and you are supposed to dig up every year and wrap in little blankets and keep in the potting shed. I always do this. I have no patience and just…Read More
My first little seed has germinated! A Sweet Pea of course… Have you sown any yet?
We have two really well established Nepeta (Cat Mint) plants either side of our front door that go wild every year and cover everything within a meter radius. The problem is Spring in this garden border. Once the Nepeta is cut back, there’s just a messy bald patch that was a mass of flowers for…Read More
I’m making this a ‘no dig’ garden, because every time I do any digging I have to go to the chiropractor!
The latest thing to have a go at on my list of gardening projects. I like the idea of bareroot season. The plants are so much cheaper and there are a tonne to pick from. I went for Blackthorn for sloes (and sloe gin obviously) and a wild looking rose called Red Leaf. I bought…Read More
It’s all going a little bit vegan! Much like lots of other houses up and down the UK we’ve had an almost imperceptible shift leaning towards eating less meat. Once this starts you can’t help but find yourself seeking out veggie recipes and therefore vegan recipes too with never heard of before vegan ingredients like…Read More