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

A versatile take on Hummus.

Chickpea, Roasted Lemon, Tomato, Parsley & Black Olive Smash: A zippy, more adaptable take on hummus… Equally delicious, even more healthy, and, well, see what you think… Coarser & less oily than the original, roasted lemons and tomato combine zestily … Continue reading