Nicola wanted to write but didn’t know quite where to start. She had read and listened to plenty of interviews with successful authors and knew that if you wanted to write you had to jolly well just get on with it. So, Nicola just got on with it. She had… Read More »Nicola wanted to write……
I have been practicing organic gardening since 1995. That’s quite a while now! I fell into organics; I did not seek it out. A couple of weeks of work experience at Highgrove led to me working there on and off for the next decade. It started as a fun summer… Read More »Introducing Organics: beyond horticulture ~ 12/09/2916
April, May and June…….my feet do not touch the ground. July…….and relax….but not too much. I would like to share some of the highlights of this busy, busy (some might say completely bonkers) time of the horticultural year. Spring bulbs ~ Fritillaria meleagris at a local Wiltshire Wildlife Reserve. A… Read More »April, May and June…..
Get a big sack type planter for your greenhouse or conservatory; fill it with some lovely growing media of your choice (I use good quality multipurpose compost mixed with some delicious homemade compost) and sow yourself some salad crops. I am currently enjoying small harvests of salad bowl lettuce, lollo… Read More »Spring salads ~ 19/4/2016
It is time to come clean. I frequently post photographs on my website and Instagram of beautiful plants, flowers and garden scenes. Some of the beautiful plants and flowers are from my own garden. None of the beautiful garden scenes are from my own garden. I do not live in… Read More »Confession ~ 4/4/2016
Today is the day ~ First bluebell sighting of the year! I need to qualify this statement. It was my first sighting of the beautiful, delicate, deep and true royal blue English bluebell but I’ve been digging up heaps of it’s brutish cousin, the Spanish bluebell, for weeks now. There… Read More »England v Spain (Bluebell League) 2/4/2016