The Winter Garden – Pruning, Mulching and Dreaming

The Winter Garden – Pruning, Mulching and Dreaming
The winter garden can seem a dull and bleak place, but careful planting can give interest even in the midst of winter. At the moment I am enjoying the hellebores, holly berries, scent of mahonia… View Post

Happy New Year and Welcome

Happy New Year and Welcome
To my readers and followers, happy new year and welcome to 2024, I hope to share another year of fun, ideas and inspiration from my home, my garden and my wardrobe with you. For new… View Post

Success with No-dig Spuds

Success with No-dig Spuds
For the sheer, childlike delight of ferreting around in the warm damp earth for signs of success, there is nothing more satisfying than growing potatoes. Certainly for me, they have always been a simple and… View Post

Codling moth and toffee apple steamed pudding: Tree Following August 2023

Codling moth and toffee apple steamed pudding: Tree Following August 2023
I thought wormy apples were just an inevitability, but it seems they are probably caused by codling moth (in our case any way). We may not be able to get rid of them but by… View Post

What’s Growing in the July Vegetable Garden

What’s Growing in the July Vegetable Garden
This year, I haven’t planned as successfully for succession growing of quick crops like lettuces and salads, and I’m late to the brassica party too. We had a lot of renovations going on inside the… View Post