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...

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...
Flowers to make you change your mind about yellow!

Flowers to make you change your mind about yellow!

Early Spring seems to be the season of yellow: Daffodils, Winter Aconites, Primroses, Crocosus but lots of people have a thing against yellow flowers in their gardens, and I have to admit I was one of them!  I’m not sure why it is, perhaps yellow was unfashionable, a...
Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree

In January this year I posted about how sad I felt seeing all the used real Christmas Trees left outside homes waiting to be collected by our local council to be recycled. It made me wonder about the environmental Pros and Cons of real trees and fake trees.  Having a...