It Was Cement To Be

I’ve lived in this lovely little house for over 4 years now, which is crazy considering I’ve moved house nearly every year from the age of 18 to 25 (which is a RIGHT pain when you have to complete paperwork and it asks for your address for the last FIVE years)! More to the point,…

Summer White Chocolate & Raspberry Cake

Hallelujah! My Raspberry Ruby Beauty’s have FINALLY produced some edible fruit for me this year. I have two potted plants and for the last two years they have produced 2 or 3 raspberries, or been eaten to death before the fruit arrived. This year they have been eaten to shreds, but managed to provide me…

DIY: Paintin’ Pots

(As if I’m writing a blog post about DIY and paint skills… I have none, haha) Recently I worked for a company called Life With Art. They occupied an old office space in Ipswich and ran workshops and exhibitions, providing creative opportunities for members of the community (normally people who are older, living with mental…

Reviewing 2017

As everyone is jumping on the #bestnine2017 tag to post on their Instagram feed, and getting in the prosecco ready for their evening celebrations (definitely need to do this before Tesco closes…) I thought it would be good to do another little round up of my year in the garden. 2017 has been chocka block…

Pumpkin Patchin’

Sundays are for chilling with your duvet, films and some good grub. However, Sunday’s in autumn are for searching for the ultimate pumpkin, drinking hot chocolate with a thousand marshmallows in, and watching Halloweeny films. This is what Matthew and I did this Sunday and it was bliss.   Getting a bit eager for Halloween…

Revisiting | Lizzie’s Garden

Hello and happy summer everyone. I’m still enjoying lovely, sunny days in Suffolk and have a beach-filled holiday booked in September to keep me going too! I LOVE gardens in the summer, when everything is in bloom and you can sit & relax in the evening! Unfortunately my own garden still isn’t at it’s peak,…

Know Your Onions

Apparently ‘know your onions’ is a well known phrase? I’ve never heard of it until now, but I enjoy it.  I’ve also never grown onions before, so a first for a few things in today’s post! Along with my onion sets, I tried my hand at garlic too. This was really exciting for me because…

Summer Love

I say summer love, but I’m having a real love-hate relationship with the garden at the moment. I’ve reached a super busy period of the year work-wise, so getting out in the garden is proving tricky. On top of that, I went off to GLASTONBURY festival (capitals needed) for a week and there happened to…

Suffolk Show ’17

I’m really excited to write this post! I’ve lived in Suffolk nearly all of my life (minus 4 years in the city of London) and can you believe it, I’ve never been to the Suffolk Show! Its such an annual highlight in this region, and so many friends who have been have come back buzzing…

Cut ‘n Come Again

Summer days are coming! I love day dreaming about barbecues, pitchers of Pimms and bowls of healthy salads that are so close to becoming a daily reality. Work is well under way in my garden (and in my home with all my growing seedlings on the windowsill) in prep for some quality time out there…

What’s Growing On?

As it’s finally spring and the weather is mostly lovely at the moment, I thought I’d share my spring time progress with you all and let you know what’s growing on in my garden (love a good garden pun). There’s so many days when I’m working and wishing I was in the garden instead, not…

Plotting

Spring is in the air! It’s so lovely to see everyone’s mood boosted from the sunny weather and longer daylight hours we’ve started experiencing! I’ve had such a busy schedule since January hit and some projects have started to finish, so now I’ve finally got some down-time before it gets crazy again with my new projects. Therefore…