There’s lots of colour and activity in the garden at the moment. All of those seeds that I sowed back in March when I needed something to focus on – they’re all coming good now. I have french beans, courgettes and tomatoes growing in pots, lots of herbs, a big container of orange calendula are… Read More »
You just never know….
At the start of the pandemic, I was a full time freelance journalist. I always had work to do for various different magazines. I rarely took time off, unless it was a planned holiday. I’ve been very lucky that in over 25 years of freelancing, I have always had work. When the lockdown was announced,… Read More »
Days of Lockdown Summer
Well, here we all are. Still! Slowly, changes are taking place and elements of normality are returning. Among my friends and acquaintances, I know people who are optimistic about the future, and those who are deeply pessimistic, still predicting Second Waves and staying at home behind closed doors. I suppose I am somewhere in the… Read More »
Ready, steady, grow….
I know that social media has exploded with people keen to tell you how to ‘grow your own’. My blog is probably not so different, but I think it’s worth saying anyway, as it is a very satisfying and gentle thing to do while we’re all in lockdown and feeling anxious about our families and… Read More »
We moved in to our new house at the end of June 2018, so last year there was no time to do much to the garden in the growing season. It became a bit of a dumping ground for boxes which would not fit into the house. We did build a pretty little shed, but… Read More »
Glasshouse glory at Kew Gardens
The greatest glasshouse in the world? It’s the world’s largest surviving Victorian glasshouse and I was very lucky to go along to the reopening earlier in May at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. It’s not often that I’d say I felt awe struck, but walking into this beautiful building, that’s exactly what it was like. At… Read More »