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…

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…

Indoor Living | Pt 2

Happy New Year folks! Last year was a pretty decent one for me, with loads of changes, new experiences and chapters starting up! However, one chapter remaining open was my Indoor Living post, so here’s part 2 as promised. Hopefully you all have some pennies left over from Christmas, or have a few vouchers to…

Indoor Living | Pt 1

As it’s winter time there’s not much to do around the garden, so my focus has come indoors and my house is slowly turning into a mini jungle; which I love. It means when I don’t have any plants to tend to outside, I can turn my attention to the ones in the house. I…

App-tastic

As most people in their 20’s, I’m somewhat attached to my phone. The fact it’s an iPhone really doesn’t help – so many apps to play around with, from BBC News to Snapchat. The great thing is, so many people are inventing 100’s of apps a day, all catering to different people and needs. I…

Wrapping Up

It has taken a few weeks for me to realise winter is actually on our doorstep. I have been so engrossed with autumn that I was ignoring the fact the temperature had dropped rapidly, and weather warnings concerning frosts and snow were coming more regularly (more in the north luckily). So I’ve finally got my…

A Year of Growing

This time last year I was just starting this blog – so much has changed and I cannot believe it’s been a whole year! I started this blog to keep a visual record of the happenings in the garden from when I moved in (as it was such a wreck, mainly concrete wreck), and I’ve loved…

Trending Foliage

From reading around recently, it appears this year seems to be all about the foliage! Lucky for me I had a bunch of gorgeous shrubs in my garden which are all about showing off their colourful and cool foliage already. Who knew I could pick up on gardening trends! One of them is my Hosta ‘Guacamole’, it’s…

Edible Plants

I’ve always loved the idea of being self sufficient; relying completely on growing my own fruit and veggies. Unfortunately my garden isn’t big enough to host all the plants I’d love to grow so I’m making do and utilising the space I have in the best way I can. As you might have seen, I’ve grown my…

Japanese Maples

After visiting several garden centres and gardens around the UK, I’ve been craving a Japanese Maple tree in my own garden. I particularly wanted the Orange Dream variety, and was lucky enough to be given one as a present from a colleague at work, however the re-potting and transit had shocked it to death! I was devastated!…

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,…

Green Fingered Warriors

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending Nancy Smith’s ‘Green Fingered Warriors’ workshop in Ipswich. After recently completing a 3 month trip in rural Nicaragua, learning about their lifestyle; with lack of water and irrigation systems, along with food wastage and general sustainability, Nancy created this event as her ‘action at home’…