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
Many of the flowers in our garden have seed heads right now. There are all shapes and sizes with the kids firm favourite being pinching off a poppy head and using it as a shaker. Generally you can tell if the poppy head is ready because it will be brownish rather than green and the…Read More
I have this lost chunk of garden out by the drive. I call it my accidental flower bed. In my last post Strawberry Fields Forever I wrote about how brilliant I am at growing weeds and certainly this bed towers with goose grass and stinging nettles. Every now and then I tackle it whole heartedly…Read More
I recently wrote about gardening with the kids as part of the Kids Outdoors post. One of the finest things about having an oversized strawberry patch is having kids to go with it. Happily this weekend our strawberry patch burst into life. The strawberry patch is my favourite part of our madcap veg patch as…Read More
We are lucky to live in the countryside and to have so much green space to run about in. I love it. I love the birds singing, the seasonality, watching the garden come to life in May and living in wellies. I’m always keen for the kids to enjoy the great outdoors. Sure I give…Read More