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…

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…

Introducing My New Lottie!

Everything you heard is true, I have only gone and bagged myself another allotment and not another half plot either a FULL plot in full sun, YIPEEEEEE! Are you ready to meet her? OK then, here she is……… Meet No.9 Dream…… isn’t she beautiful? I had my name down for just over a year and…

The REAL me and why I choose to grow!

I always worry about talking about ‘the REAL life’ stuff on my blog incase people just don’t want to hear it, but here goes. For the longest time I have suffered from depression. It started in my late teens leading to full blown panic attacks on a daily basis from the age of 17. My…

Garden Therapy (Literally)

Everyone’s digging for victory and I’m over here digging for therapy.   Depression is something that’s becoming more and more common these days or should I say more widely accepted. I myself have suffered depression on and off since my early teens for many different reasons, I was bullied growing up, my parents split up,…