Month: June 2016

June: What To Do Now

June is the perfect month for relaxing in your garden. The evenings are at their longest and lightest, and should be spent with a cold beer in hand and feet up, watching the bees and birds go about their business. All of my hard work in spring has paid off, and there is an abundance of lush growth and flowers… Read more →

A Rainy But Fantastic Open Garden Day

I am now mostly recovered from our open garden and plant sale on Sunday. We had the most amazing day and raised £725 for the British Red Cross, which I’m thrilled about! I’m hugely grateful to everyone who came, all the kind people who donated plants, and my wonderful family, who baked and helped out on the day. It was… Read more →

The Urban Jungle

Earlier this week, on the spur of the moment, I decided to finally visit The Urban Jungle for lunch and a bit of shopping. I’d heard about it from a few friends, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s an incredible place. Tucked away down a little lane in Costessey, just outside Norwich, it’s a tropical haven away from the noise of… Read more →

How To Plant Up A Hanging Basket

Plant up your own hanging baskets this summer, rather than buying a run-of-the-mill, ready-planted one. It’s so much more satisfying to do it yourself. You can put in plants you like, not those horrid little conifers and ivy that always seem to be included in shop-bought baskets. You could even include edibles like strawberries or tumbling tomatoes. You can choose… Read more →