Category: Stuff I Like

Gardening Kit :: New Finds & Must-Haves

Having said that I dislike how much of a retail-fest the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is, compared with the Chelsea show, I have to say that it is a great place to find new gardening kit that ticks all the right boxes and that you might not come across elsewhere. My favourite find this year was the perfect pair… Read more →

Tiny Terrarium Gardens (Part 2)

Last summer, I wrote this post about buying a terrarium as a birthday present for my sister, Hannah (a fellow blogger – check out her latest post at Hannah’s Home). Today, we finally got around to planting it up, and did a few more while we were at it. It was super fun and I’m really pleased with our little… Read more →

Xmas Presents For Gardeners

If you are my husband someone who needs to buy a Christmas present for a keen gardener, then read on for my suggestions… Norfolk Traditional Willow Basket (£44) This beautiful willow basket is hand-made in Norfolk by a near neighbour of mine, Peter Dibble. He even grows and cuts the willow himself. I would use it to collect apples, vegetables… Read more →

Gardening in a ski suit

Are you a fair weather gardener? I once heard long-haired Norfolk boy and gardening hippy, Bob Flowerdew say on Gardeners’ Question Time that there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. Bob suggested searching charity shops for a second-hand ski suit so you can garden in the very worst weather! While I am happy to garden on chilly… Read more →

Best children’s garden toys

I thought I’d do a round up of my favourite children’s garden toys, following on from my last post about childhood memories of playing outside. We have a few garden toys that the kids have absolutely loved and that they continue to play with year after year. You’ll notice that I haven’t included a trampoline. I know they’re popular and… Read more →

Tiny terrarium gardens (Part 1)

It’s my sister’s birthday in a few weeks, and I’m going to buy her a terrarium to go in her very stylish home. (Actually Hannah is in the process of a massive renovation, so really it is a soon-to-be very stylish home. You can follow her progress on her blog Hannah’s Home.) There are lots of terrariums in the shops… Read more →