Sneak peek / garden progress

The first flower in my tin of bee friendly flowers, opened today. I think it’s a cornflower? I planted some fuchsias this week. The plant in between is garlic chives, which had been in a pot on my garden table, I’d temporarily stuck the fuchsias next to it, whilst I was getting ready to plant…

Sneak peek – vertical herb garden

I love this time of year when you can start getting back into the garden. I’m starting a new vertical herb garden (herb wall planter from Rocket Gardens – not an ad, they’re just lovely, their brochure fell through my door the other day and, well, it was instant purchasing). It’s obviously not completely full…

On the menu – home grown tomato sauce

Thursday I’ve been growing tomatoes in a hanging basket, on a whim (I had spotted the plant when going into Wilcos for something completely different, as you do and was struck by how healthy the plant looked) and it’s getting to be harvesting time. The tomatoes in the photo above are probably about two-thirds of…

5 things I liked this week – 22.6.17

My tomato plant is having babies! Okay, it’s got little green tomatoes but they’re growing bigger every day. My tomato plant required a lot of care during this recent heat wave but I think I got it through. Chatty taxi drivers. The weather getting cooler again, thank goodness! Organising the shed was surprisingly satisfying, there…

Sneak peek – more of my garden

I had planned to show you more of my portrait cross stitch this week but I’m still stitching the plain ecru background and although I’ve put in a good few hours this week, it doesn’t look that much different! So, here’s an update on how my garden is doing, my jasmine is blooming – –…

Sneak peek – garden progress

I’m making progress with my garden, some new plants have joined, including a hanging tomato plant which was an absolute bargain from Wicks. And a catmint, which hasn’t yet (as far as I know) attracted any cats but the bees absolutely love it, it’s lovely watching them go from flower to flower in a business…

Sneak peek – WIP gardening

I’ve been doing a bit of gardening recently, on consultation with my gardening guru (aka my dad), I’m concentrating on pretty much just herbs, I’ve only a small garden, the soil is a bit rubbish and it can be an oven of a sun trap (I am also not a very good gardener). Anyway, this…

5 things I liked this week – 5.5.17

1. Making sourdough. 2. A gorgeous walk in Richmond Park, I am very into Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing) at the moment. 3. I planted some wild garlic, a week or so ago. There are so many wild garlic recipes that I would like to try but I have some time (possibly years) before I manage to…

5 things I liked this week – 28.4.17

1. I made friends with a blackbird! I was gardening and I could see this blackbird watching me from the fence, I could tell it was waiting for me to sod off, so that it could go and get all those tasty grubs I’d unearthed with my digging and weeding. I moved to the other…

5 things I liked this week – 21.4.17

1. Doctor Who is back! I loved the first episode, who wouldn’t love the Doctor as their university lecturer? 2. Going to Kew Gardens for an Easter picnic 3. Spring has sprung and I’m thinking about trying to tame my garden, again (it hasn’t been that bad, all our gardens in this block are massively overlooked and…