Fresh Blogs

For the love of… frost?

I missed it. Dahlias frazzled and a thick layer of ice in the water butts were the only clues as I wrenched myself out of the house and hurried to the allotment into the watery lig[...]

Glorious garlic

Trapped inside by inclement weather and my own laziness (OK it was hardly even raining, but I did feel very lazy), I turned to the freezer and cupboards for inspiration one dark No[...]

Plants for new gardens

It’s a common conundrum - where on earth to start in a new garden. It’s exactly this problem that I’m facing, two months after moving into a house with just a bare patch of gravel [...]

360 extravagance!

On first inspection you may wonder why you have been gifted a box of tissues – for the packaging of these supersized bulbs is often akin to our nasal wiping friends’ holder. But fe[...]

Going Batty!

Confession time. I’m a bit batty. Take that as you will but I’m talking a deep admiration for small furry flying mammals, the mere thought of which makes some people want to scream[...]


‘In this part of Tuscany we have roughly the same amount of rainfall as London’, they said, to my total disbelief. I was a 20 year old horticulture student and I’d just arrived, pa[...]


Featured Blogs

The Brown Stuff

It cannot have escaped your notice as you fight your way through the jungle outside the patio door that under all this herbage is a substance in varying shades of brown, known as S[...]