Flowers in My Garden

Flowers in a garden are almost a given in summer but they are even more special when you have planted the seeds yourself! I mentioned earlier this spring that I was going to try planting nasturtiums to prevent pests from my peas and beans. Well, the nasturtium seeds were planted straight into the corners of the raised beds […]

So Lush!

The vegetables in the raised bed are loving the warmer summer weather and all that rain has been so appreciated! A great transformation in just a few weeks. Even if you have just a small space on a balcony or window sill or a tiny garden, do give gardening a go. It is a wonderful […]

Fresh Spinach Falafel

Spinach this month is certainly doing its thing in my raised bed and with the rain and warmer spells, it is becoming so lush. Oh the joy of harvesting vibrant green leaves from your own kitchen garden! Of course having such lovely greens can only mean its necessary introduction to one of my favourites … the […]

Training My Tomato Plants

Now that all my tomato plants are well settled in their new patio planters and a few in the raised bed, they are really lush with beautiful growth! All that glorious sunshine and certainly the bouts of rain have helped my tomato plants enormously in putting on a great growth spurt. The varieties I have […]

Growing So Beautifully

After a very reluctant start to spring, we are enjoying warm sunny days and the plants in the garden certainly seem to have sensed this change! My kitchen garden is thriving and the little seedlings of yesterday have taken off brilliantly, let me show you around. This is the first time I have sown pak […]

Rescue and Recycle

I must tell you all about this because it does not happen everyday! I was visiting my garden centre for some compost and a few other bits when I stumbled upon a whole heap of empty flower pots that had just been discarded! I could not believe that these were being thrown away so I asked […]