In the Garden

Late Summer Colour

Late summer is richer, warmer, more golden. It's the colour of wheat fields, bejewelled hedgerows and sunlight bathing you and everything else in a gentler, more golden, tone. Glorious California poppies about to flower bringing striking oranges to late... Read More...

Breathe

So as June turns the corner I take a breather.  The last few months have been a busy time. Planning, ordering, sowing, potting on, hardening off and finally planting out.  Ahh, the planting out is such a triumphant moment, the culmination of months of frantic ... Read More...

Time Out

Spring is a busy busy time in the garden. Crazily, blissfully busy. There are seeds to get going almost on a weekly basis, seedlings to pot on and beds to weed and re-organise. However, there is always something glorious flowering it's heart out that will t... Read More...

February Chores

February is the gardeners' waiting game.  Too sodden under foot (I garden on clay and the ground is practically waterlogged) to really get stuck in and much too cold to get any veg in the ground, in reality a bright relatively warm day such as this one pulls y... Read More...

Growing Sweet Peas

As February marches forward my mind is turning to sowing seeds and in my garden no season is complete without sweet peas. An easy to grow beautiful annual flower. I love sweet peas. They are pretty as a picture winding up willow supports amongst the vegetable... Read More...