March 20, 2014
This year I am not going to start anything from seed. If you see me at the garden centre, staring goggle-eyed at the seed packets of pretty yet unfeasible vegetables, please drag me away.
August 17, 2012
I love beetroot. Back in the 70's when on holiday I used to fill my plate with purple vinegary slices because it was something I recognised. These candy striped Choggia roots take my beety love to a whole new level.
July 21, 2011
Our front lawn has barely any grass. It’s been taken over by ‘self heal’, daisies, buttercups and clover. Inspired by what seems to grow well in this sunny dry spot I filled my boot with lavender and thyme. I’ll let you know how my garden grows. _________________ Here is a little more about how it […]
September 5, 2010
After returning from our recent trips away there were some interesting crops to collect from the garden. If there is something in the garden more beautiful than cream coloured borlotti beans, speckled with scarlet, in their scarlet pods speckled with cream, then I have yet to find it. Then there is the collection of crazy […]
August 10, 2010
You may have seen in my Guest post for Fennel and Fern that I spoke of my life changing experience with this borrowed soil riddle made from an old drawer. Well I say life changing, maybe more soil changing. You see we have stones…oh, so many stones. We take buckets of stones to the tip […]
August 8, 2010
Issy at Fennel and Fern asked if we would write a guest post for their updated gardening site. I wrote about how we got on this year with our raised beds. Take a look and have a browse around the rest of Fennel and Fern too. Here’s the link.
June 19, 2010
One of the best bits of growing your own are the little extras that you can’t buy in the shops. Growing broad beans give you a bundle of benefits. In the early evening at the moment the flowers smell gorgeous, it’s like jasmine wafting across the garden. Then there’s broad or fava bean tops. This […]