(Almost) Wordless Wednesday ±4: Happy, Frosty New Year.

Out with the old.  Make space for the New… “Stop looking at the past and all the things you can’t change.  They’re done and over with. Now is the time for you to look to the future, grasp it by the … Continue reading

Dainty Dancers!

How Does Your Garden Grow *3. I love Aquilegia, or Columbine flowers. Their common name is ‘Granny’s Bonnet’. But my granny wouldn’t have been seen dead (and certainly not alive!) in a bonnet like this. They always make me think … Continue reading

A Riot… of Tulips!

‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’ 2: Visiting the Royal Horticultural Gardens at Wisley every Easter and Summer holiday has become a mother and daughter tradition for me… A shot in the arm for us both.  A perfect excuse to snatch … Continue reading

Rampant Ladybirds in the Rhubarb!

How Does Your Garden Grow? 1. Easter Holiday this week – so I’ve been planting French bean, pea and marigold seeds, potting on the courgettes, cosmos, chard, sweet peas & pansies, and generally having quality time in my favourite place. … Continue reading

Home Grown Exotica!

Despite the cold and frosts of winter, some of my favourite, most beautiful & versatile vegetables have survived in the garden… And have proudly grown to gigantic proportions.   Less tender than when young, but still packed with flavour and … Continue reading