Flowers

Which flowers attract bees? And what should you plant for the best fragrance? All these questions and more are answered in these posts. Find out all you want to know about flowers here.

Messy Job, This Gardening Lark

Messy Job, This Gardening Lark

Autumn colour came late this year, and puff, it was gone, leaving chaos and disorder in its wake. Now I’m a bit fussy about tidiness, not the best character trait for a gardener. And I’m not a fan of formal or minimalist gardens, preferring the organised chaos of more...

The Journey of Floral Fantasia

The Journey of Floral Fantasia

It’s been an amazing experience to watch the garden on its wonderful journey from a blank canvas to the flourishing beauty that it is today. I joined T&M back in April and one of my first projects to get my teeth stuck into was our ‘Floral Fantasia’ garden at RHS Hyde...

The Road to Chelsea

The Road to Chelsea

A few weeks ago I was asked if would help out with taking the plants to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show that Thompson & Morgan would be using on various stands in the Grand Pavilion – having never been before, I readily agreed – what a chance to go and see a bit of...

Spring is on its way!

Spring is on its way!

The days are beginning to pull out, lighter mornings and also evenings too. Yippee! I love getting wrapped up and walking over the fields in our village with the kids and hubby this time of the year.  We love to visit St Mary’s Church in Washbrook which is in an...

Are you feeling the Love yet?

Are you feeling the Love yet?

I’m just not feeling the love! Apart from sloping off to the greenhouse every few days to check on the cuttings (progress not great.) I’ve done nothing NOTHING, I TELL YOU! Oh the guilt! I’ve come up with every excuse: it’s too wet, too cold, too early, too late....

Why I love September!

Why I love September!

Yum, I love this time of year! September seems to have an endless supplies of tomatoes, so I know Ill be making my end of season tomato soups. I chop up the tomatoes, one onion and about three cloves of garlic and a few chilis. I roast them off for about 40 minutes...

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