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 […]

Growing Potatoes

Potato growing is especially fun when you have little children as I found out when mine were younger! We used to take one that showed a little sprouting, plant it in a tub and watch it grow. A few months later we would empty the tub and there would be all these little potatoes that […]

Rosemary and Chives

I love rosemary and it comes as no surprise for my friends and family to see a large shrub living happily on one side of my garden! It requires very little care with just an autumn trim which does it the world of good. Well, last autumn I decided to take a few pruned sprigs […]

My City of Raised Beds

My seedlings are nearly ready for the outdoors and we have been busy preparing for this exciting transition! I started my kitchen garden last year with two little squares of raised beds and could not have anticipated the joy of harvesting so much in the summer months! It all started with the book by Dorling Kindersley, […]

Almost Ready for the Outdoors

It only seems yesterday when I planted my first seeds of the year and my seedlings are nearly grown up to move to the outdoors! Spring is a wonderful season of hope and my young seedlings are proof enough. So let me show you round … Courgette seedlings have done very well and are now […]

All In A Queue Now

The days are becoming brighter and warmer and the queue of young seedlings is getting longer if not crowded! It feels like just the other day when I spotted the first peek of green after having planted my seeds for a variety of vegetables. Little did I realise that this was going to cause an […]