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…

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…