Gardening for Winter Interest

The winter garden is often ignored, a place to be avoided, with muddy lawns and soggy flower beds. With this lockdown however, has come a renewed interest in what we can do with our gardens in winter and how we can make the most of them. I for one am going to put more thoughtContinue reading “Gardening for Winter Interest”

Monstera and Mindfulness

Its raining and windy outside, Autumn is racing towards Winter, but inside there are signs of new growth; fresh leaves unfurling and roots appearing, this is why I am increasingly turning to houseplants for my nature ‘fix’. This morning, the little Monstera I have on the stairs was showing off its new leaf, a moreContinue reading “Monstera and Mindfulness”

Simple Guide to Planting Garlic

Planting garlic was a perfect excuse to get out and enjoy the glorious Autumn sunshine today! Who doesn’t love being outside when the sky looks like this! . First of all, I should say I am a bit late planting my garlic this year – its been one of those jobs that I have justContinue reading “Simple Guide to Planting Garlic”

Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

I am enjoying making beeswax based products so much – the smell of honey when the wax melts is mouth-watering, and beeswax is one of the most sustainable products there is, so I’ve been looking for any excuse! Today, I have made a few peppermint lip balms to give as gifts this Christmas. The sameContinue reading “Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm”

Sheds, Herbs and Houseplants.

This year, though its had plenty of challenges, has also been a new start in many ways. That new start has made me happier so far – despite the pressures of Covid – but, could it be that as the optimism of Spring, and the hazy luxury of Summer moves into the darker days ofContinue reading “Sheds, Herbs and Houseplants.”

The Scent of Summer

I’ve grown sweet peas for many years, it’s one of the plants I’ve always made some time for. I’ve had different degrees of success and the main factor has been the amount of attention I’ve given them. Sweet peas are tough even though they look so delicate, and are easy to raise from seed, butContinue reading “The Scent of Summer”