Poinsettias – top tips on looking after them

Poinsettias – top tips on looking after them

They are hard to resist when you see them piled high in the Supermarket but so many times they have wilted and died before Christmas Day and you’ve been left wondering what you did wrong!  Here’s some tips to keep your Poinsettia blooming until Christmas...
#52Garlands gets to Number 52

#52Garlands gets to Number 52

So I’ve reached the end of my #52Garlands Challenge!  And here is Garland Number 52 just in time for Christmas which brings me full circle!  It contains Conifer, Pine, Star Jasmine, Ivy and Holly with Teasels and Cones. 2 years ago I made a Christmas Wreath for...
Sowing the Seeds . . .

Sowing the Seeds . . .

One of the quickest and easiest ways to get some colour in your garden is also one of the cheapest!  Packets of Annual seeds can be bought in the supermarket, garden centre or high street homeware store for a couple of pounds a packet and they literally can provide...
Ideas for Winter Pots

Ideas for Winter Pots

There are plenty of plants to replace the summer colour that is about to die off in your pots and containers.  Here are just a few suggestions: Pansies or their smaller more delicate sisters Violas – in a range of colours there is one for everyone.  Choose 1...
A new term and a new start . . .

A new term and a new start . . .

My little girl went back to school today in new shoes.  She hasn’t mentioned school all Summer, but as we walked there today she talked about being nervous and excited and how that was making her tummy feel funny.  She held my hand as we walked and talked and...
Growing your own Pumpkin

Growing your own Pumpkin

Now is the perfect time to sow Pumpkin Seeds ready for the Autumn!  They are so easy and the seeds are big enough for kids to handle and sow for themselves.  Here’s how: Fill a pot with seed compost (make sure the pot has holes at the bottom) and place 1 seed...