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…

Harrogate Flower Show Q&A

Spring has most definitely sprung and this year I am trading in my usual ‘Music Festivals’ for Gardening Shows…… And first on the agenda is The Harrogate Flower show, which I will be attending on it’s opening day this Thursday and I am super duper excited. I have never attended a gardening event before and…

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…

Groseeds……….. I think I love you!!

I think I’ve just fallen a little head over heels for the new seed kids on the block. I know everyone gets a little over excited about receiving their new seeds especially at the beginning of a brand new year, but there is something a little more special about these seeds and this seed provider….

10 Amazing Annual Cutflowers I can’t live without + Giveaway!

If you read my previous blog “Beginners Guide to Growing Cutflowers” then you’ve most likely been waiting for this follow-up post, “Top 10 Annual Cutflowers I can’t Live Without”? Apologies for the delay, but here it is! As I mentioned in my previous post growing from seed and growing annuals are where you really get…

My Gardening Faux Pas

I have never claimed to be a professional or experienced gardener, although I have been doing it for some years now I still regard myself as an amateur. I have my successes and  down right failures when it comes to growing, but I see gardening as a science and art. The conditions have a hell…