It’s a glorious sunny morning to wake up to this Easter Sunday. The buds are bursting through my trees now and framing the edges of the garden nicely. Some of the edible plants are progressing well too! Easter Sunday is the most important day of remembrance for Christians all around the world- the reason for … Continue reading Happy Easter!
Gardening can be an expensive hobby, not just in terms of equipment, but the plants alone themselves can be very costly. Moving house was on the cards for several years, during that time I had grown quite fond of some of the plants in my garden. The thought of leaving then behind actually made me … Continue reading Potted Treasures
In trying to put our ‘stamp’ on the new place, scented candles, putting up our photos and placing of furniture around the place have all been done. However it wasn’t until I bought some cut flowers and popped them into a vase, that I could finally say “Ah, now it feels like home!” Continue reading The Transforming Power of Cut Flowers 💐
Cabin fever hit my house. My youngest and I just Had to get out, so despite the icy-cold day we went off to the local park. Within seconds I realised what we were up against- ice Everywhere. Of course Little One who doesn’t believe in wearing gloves, struggled with using the play equipment, and I … Continue reading Swans on the Lake
Here’s my take on River Cottage’s gorgeous Simple White Bread recipe with added Rosemary. I’ve tailored some ingredients to make my kids happy, you of course can make adjustments to your taste too. Ingredients 500g strong white bread flour 500g strong brown bread flour 14g fast-action bread yeast 15g fine salt Handful of rosemary … Continue reading Rosemary Bread
Here is a great example of how the decision of where to place each of your plant matters: It is currently the middle of winter here in England, and yet my orchid plant has bloomed again! This would be down to the decision to place my orchid in the warmest room of the house which … Continue reading Location, Location, Location
I recently noticed my Bay Leaf tree had ‘black stuff’ on the tops of the leaves, and the leaves themselves were being eaten by something. Given that it had cost me at least a good £15 to buy and that I do use the leaves in cooking, I figured something needed to be done quick. … Continue reading Black Stuff and Bitten Leaves