Here is a snapshot of 2017 summers gardening results as a beginner gardener. I have been pleasantly surprised, and sometimes caught off guard by what has come through. Three types of tomatoes, olives, spinach and watermelon have been my highlights! Continue reading Big Boy Tomatoes & other Summer Produce.
A quintessential image of British summer: roses and lavender in bloom, but you have to be quick, because just as the buds go into full bloom, one puff of wind and the petals fall off! 🙄 A way to extend the joy of these flowers is to collect the fallen petals and flower heads, pop … Continue reading Rose Petals & Lavender Heads
Sometimes taking a chance and throwing in that bulb/seed/cutting can pay off! In this instance, it was a supermarket-bought spice selection with a few roots left on them! Continue reading ‘Winging-it’ Gardening
Sweet Peas are super-easy to grow and a great veg to get the kids involved. Today I got my child to carefully pick the ones that are ready and then talked through meal options to use it in- roast dinner looks like the winner! They are now popped out and stored into the freezer until we cook the next roast dinner. Continue reading Sweet peas
No matter how big, or in my case, small, the quantity of home-grown foods you successfully grow; the feeling of satisfaction is wonderful! When you can get the kids involved and engaged, it’s even better. Continue reading Spring Onions & Strawberries 🍓
Thank goodness for this heavy rain- and on a weekday too, so no ruined BBQs! Continue reading Beauty in the Rain
The problems with my lawn seem endless and I don’t seem to be getting on top of it. If anything, I am making some serious rookie-gardener mistakes! The fun of learning how to garden! Continue reading Lawn Dilemmas