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…

The New Project – Out With The Old, In With The New

I love a good garden project and since I began creating a cottage garden at the beginning of the year my brain cogs just haven’t stopped spinning. Last June/July I dug up my scraggy lawn and added a Kitchen Garden which I loved, but since acquiring a second allotment I really didn’t need a kitchen…

Real Talk…..

My last blog post in May was from a very fragile place. I was suffering heavily from severe depression, that came out of nowhere and hit me like a tonne of rubble. I’ve suffered the black dog since my teens so I now know how to recognise the signs of the dog creeping in, but this time I…

Operation Cottage Garden – Phase 2

If you read the first instalment of ‘Operation Cottage Garden’ you will know Phase 2 is all about the Courtyard. I have been building and rambling on about this for a while now. The thing is this project got slightly delayed due to A. running out of funds and B. having to work fulltime in winter, which…

Operation Cottage Garden

  Ever since I can remember I have always had a weakness for Cottage gardens. If someone said to me picture the most beautiful garden ever, it most certainly wouldn’t be the many modern gardens of today with their contemporary lines and features, they just don’t do it for me they’re just too groomed and sleek….