What does a Garden Hoedown look like in Lockdown?

A Hoedown is what I called my Garden Consultation Service, purely because ‘Garden Consultation’ sounds so boring! Someone called it Garden Therapy as they were feeling so stressed and overwhelmed by their garden and not enjoying it all!  Others have found it really...

4 top tips for combating slugs this year

I have a very laid back tendency towards my garden – if things don’t do well well ‘it was not meant to be’ and I generally have quite a hands off approach believing that plants need to survive for themselves rather than be molly-coddled.  But...

How to make Blackberry Vodka

It is Blackberry Season and there are lots and lots this year!  So we are ploughing through  Blackberry and Apple Crumbles, I’ll be making Blackberry and Apple Jam like my Nan always used to but I’ll also be making Blackberry Vodka this year as its such an...

My Wreath Environmental Manifesto

Its August and I’m going to mention the C word!  Christmas! … I’m already planning for this Christmas and the Wreath Workshops that I run.  In fact, I took my first booking  back in February!  I love running my Wreath Workshops but since I started holding them 3 years...

Top Six Plants for attracting Insects to your Garden

We’re told time and time again how important our gardens are in keeping the country green and that our plots are a mecca for pollinating insects.  The trick is to provide a wide variety of flowering plants as they are often designed with particular insects in mind....

7 reasons to go to a local Plant Sale

The season of the Plant Sale is upon us! Local Gardeners and Groups will be sharing details of these sales about now and I urge you to go!  Not only will you pick up plants that have been lovingly grown in your local area you’ll probably meet some of the nicest...