What’s Growing On My Windowsill

What’s Growing On My Windowsill

I had an idea for a new category yesterday. Seeing as all keen gardeners are so determined to start off the gardening year as early as possible, many of us who aren’t lucky enough to have our own greenhouse fill our windowsills up with a variety of early plants and sowings. I’m going to start … Continue reading

What’s With The Bees?

What’s With The Bees?

I recently had to do a case study on bees in general, their decline, reasons for and possible solutions. As gardeners, we all appreciate the severity of the problem and results of a declining bee population. Also, being such a critical and important part of the garden I thought I’d share the basic case study … Continue reading

Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

Another week and yet again, another storm! There’s so little that I can do outside this week so I have reverted to a little retail therapy. As you may be aware I’m trying to plan for my new flower border on the plot. I want really hot colours so I found an old Gardeners World … Continue reading

Rain, Wind And The Plot

Rain, Wind And The Plot

I’m afraid there isn’t really all that much to report this week at the allotment. As you all may be aware from the news, the weather here is the South West has been pretty awful and there hasn’t been a big enough break to actually get any proper work done. If you don’t hear from … Continue reading

Free Substitutes

Free Substitutes

Just because gardening can be an expensive hobby doesn’t mean it has to be. There are loads of things that can be substituted from bits of rubbish from around the house. These items are just as good as more expensive alternatives if not better most of the time. All you need is a bit of … Continue reading

Summer 2013: Eden Project

Summer 2013: Eden Project

Yes, yes, you’re probably sick to death of hearing posts that start off about the weather. It’s a real pain I know, but at this time of year, it’s difficult to find other things to talk about. This weekend has been MISERABLE! The weather actually wasn’t all that bad on Saturday but unfortunately I was … Continue reading

Thompson & Morgan Top 5 Plants for 2014

Thompson & Morgan Top 5 Plants for 2014

Last week I ordered lots of seed catalogues from different companies and in the last couple of day’s they’ve started coming through the letterbox. I wrote in a previous blog post where I plan to get most of my seeds from this year but I’m using the catalogues as inspiration for new ideas. The first … Continue reading