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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[...]

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[...]

The Underground Rainbow

The people have spoken! The votes have been counted for Bakker Spalding’s online poll on which varieties should be included in their new, exclusive rainbow bulb collection. Thousan[...]

Lily Garden

Did you know that the lily symbolises the 30th wedding anniversary, meaning devotion? So if any of you gardeners are looking forward to celebrating your 30th wedding anniversar[...]

Lunch with Gareth

I hadn't been to Gareth's allotment before, it really is like no other! So many wild flowers with an abundance of buzzy wildlife busying themselves around it. Fabulous veg grow[...]

Hello Iris

  What a difference a fortnight can make! When I wrote about my hyacinths two weeks ago, they were a glimmer of indoor hope as I battened down the hatches for yet another d[...]

Beating blues with blue

As soon as I opened the front door I knew. A long-lost scent hit my nostrils, richly fragrant and unashamedly old-school floral. The hyacinths had opened. I smiled and shut the doo[...]

Robin Redbreast

  A robin is always such a welcome sight during the festive season. Not only do they add a splash of colour to the garden, they also bring song. I would like to sha[...]