Am I a Failure?

I posted out on Twitter earlier that I was struggling with writers block. Not a block for creative content ideas a block because of a reoccurring feeling I’m having. Am I A Failure?  Right now I kinda feel like one, here’s why. My blogging year has been a total flop! I feel like an utter…

I Lost My Way – Changes, not GDPR related

Once Upon a time, there was this little weird garden girl, who swore a lot but we can forgive her that,  as she was dead set on saving the world! But …. she got stuck for a while in the blogtastic universe and lost some (not all) of her funk. OK let me break it…

Gardening Therapy Real or Bullshit?

Did you know that in the UK 1 in 4 of the population will experience a mental health problem? In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problems (such as anxiety or depression) in any given week. That IS a QUARTER of our country suffering from mental health problems. It could be…

I can’t run, I can only grow!

  This is probably one of the strangest posts I’ve written yet. I’ve been pondering how to go about an update for some time – yet I also don’t fully understand where I am with everything. But life has a funny way of unfurling (I love that word). Let’s start at the beginning.  Most of…

The Evil Truth About Being Organic!

  It’s recently been Soil Associations annual Organic September, where people strive to be fully organic or begin to make that shift over to organic lifestyle or just promote the benefits and pros of being organic and there are so many. For me, on the other hand, things aren’t quite so positive. Now I have…

SPOTLIGHT ON – The Rose

For me this year, the Rose has completely stolen the show. You can really understand why it’s been in the hearts of many for millennia. With so many to choose from, they really are star performers in any garden. When I was younger and my taste wasn’t as refined as it is today, I wasn’t…

Thinking of becoming a Horticulture student??

Last year I decided to take my passion for plants a step further. I became a Horticulture student.  I ran an online search and found that my local college did a great selection of horticulture courses, including RHS courses. I made my selection and enrolled straightaway. I was very excited to get started. My course was…

Shhhhhh………Secret Open Garden

I was recently invited to a secret open garden here in wonderful Yorkshire. Ok so it wasn’t a secret, but it was private and invite only, and man was I a lucky bugger to be invited! Everyone who knows me knows that I am a garden geek. None so much more than my poor husband, who when…

My Visit To Darren’s Garden

It’s blatantly obvious how much I love gardens, especially Cottage Gardens. In my last blog post I discussed the importance of  ‘Urban Cottage Gardens’ and how great they are and so much so than Darren Lakin’s urban cottage garden in South Yorkshire. Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Darren’s garden. I’ve been a…

The Importance Of Urban Cottage Gardens

I love cottage gardens, they are my passion and building one has been my dream come true. But my cottage garden is not authentic! I don’t live in a cottage in a rural village with acres at my feet. I live in a semi detached urban village. That, however, wasn’t going to stop me having…