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…

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…

Newbies

This year has launched into full swing-  no messing around. I’m working hard on all things dance and feeling great though. The weather has been so cold but so many days have been sunny and fresh – perfect winter weather in my books. Therefore I’ve been craving a day when I’m not working and I can…

Feature | Lizzie’s Garden

A day in the life of Lizzie’s garden. As new (ish) homeowners, Lizzie and her partner Ben have a patch of land which is pretty much a blank canvas. Literally a dream when starting out in the gardening sphere. As her best friend who works for a garden company and is a little garden geeky,…

The Beth Chatto Gardens

This weekend was spent with two of my best friends in The Beth Chatto Gardens just outside of Colchester. I’d received a few vouchers for Christmas and was super eager to purchase some plants for my garden to help liven up the big, bare patch of soil in the middle of the garden. It was a…

Seed Central

It’s early March and I’m eagerly awaiting warmer weather so I can get outdoors more and sow my seeds to plant out in May/ June. My garden isn’t huge, so unfortunately I don’t have the room for a big greenhouse (the dream!) so I’m making do with sowing seeds indoors and using an old, rusty…

Make Your Own – Seed Tape

It’s that time of year where all the keen gardeners in the country start to prep their garden for the coming year. It’s hard to do much outside when the ground is frozen, so it’s the perfect time to get your seeds ready for sowing in the next month or so. As mentioned in one…

Waste Not, Want Not

I’m very much against waste. I’ll eat until my stomach is bursting to make sure there’s no scraps on my plate (I do not recommend this), I’ll recycle as much as possible in the house and will try and use up everything in fridge to avoid throwing it in the bin. There were a few…

Sweetcorn Fritters

My first year of growing vegetables and sweetcorn was top of the crop! I’m still picking cobs and it’s late October. I had issues with knowing when they were ready to be picked, but you can tell when the tops start dying off. Anyone that came round our house was always impressed by the corn…

Herbs – Rosemary and Mint

I had some Thyme on my hands, so decided to get my herbs sorted. As I’ve said before, even if you don’t have a garden or access to an allotment, you can always grow some pots of herbs. Most are perfect for a sunny windowsill in the kitchen where they are easy to pick for…

Bulb Season

This time of year is perfect to get some bulbs prepped and ready for spring flowering. Make sure you get them in before the ground hardens and the frosts set in! I found a cheeky offer in the newspaper (worth checking out – anything from The Daily Mail to The Independent) for 150 bulbs for…