Half term holidays have finished with sunny days. The promise of Spring is in the air and in the plant activities around us. Continue reading Something New
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
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
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