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…

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…

Tomato & Bacon Soda Bread

Once again this year I have an abundance of tomatoes to use. As I decided to grow from seed this year I very much over did the amount of tomato plants I needed. I ended up giving away several to friends and neighbours and still ended up with 9; 3 varieties. Last year I was…

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,…

In The Seed Lab

It’s been such a miserable, rainy Saturday and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend it than with a mug of green tea in hand and transplanting my seedlings. I feel like a little scientist with all my labels, pots and other various equipment in the corner of my room; but I love…

Springing Into Action

Finally! Spring is here. I didn’t enjoy missing out on an hours sleep last Sunday, but it’s worth it knowing that days are longer and the sun’s still out gone 6pm. I thought I’d give everyone a little update on how the progress of my garden looks this month and see what I’m up to. Firstly, I’ve been…

Green Tomato Chutney

This year has been a great one for my tomatoes. It’s the first time I’ve grown any fruit and veg myself, and I’ve been chuffed with the performance! I’ve grown 3 different varieties of tommys, including a variety from the Tomtato plant (a unique T&M creation that harvests both tomatoes and potatoes- unfortunately I only got…