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
I thought I would show a few photos of the bluebells and beans that are gracing my garden currently. Through filtered spring sunshine the bluebells are enchanting. I have beans growing in three different spots. Of course the site that is receiving the most sunshine at the moment is where the beans seem to be … Continue reading Beautiful Bluebells and Beans
As I read various gardening -related blogs and websites this past week, guilt is creeping in. So many of you are out there, cracking on with sowing and weeding and all sorts of other jobs. Meanwhile, between awful weather, a teething toddler, school runs and running a household, I have barely made it out into … Continue reading Retail Therapy
I am writing this on the first of March and therefore the meteorological spring has begun! On Tuesday in preparation for writing the next blog I had planned to go to my favourite public garden in Shenley called The Walled Garden to take some photos. Historically it used to be part of the grounds of … Continue reading To Everything There is a Season
It never ceases to amaze me how dead-looking twigs/ vines/ branches burst out with new buds. There is nothing left on them during winter, to the point I am left wondering if I have killed them by mistake? The fatal error of getting rid of some of these plants was almost made when I … Continue reading Signs of life
This Saturday was a gusty windy day. The kids, hubby and I went to our local park for a walk and to feed the ducks. I love family walks. The fresh air clears the cobwebs in my mind and, let’s be honest, watching toddlers walk, is the cutest thing ever. My youngest is so … Continue reading Windy walks