My Visit To Darren’s Garden

It’s blatantly obvious how much I love gardens, especially Cottage Gardens. In my last blog post I discussed the importance of  ‘Urban Cottage Gardens’ and how great they are and so much so than Darren Lakin’s urban cottage garden in South Yorkshire. Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Darren’s garden. I’ve been a…

Real Talk…..

My last blog post in May was from a very fragile place. I was suffering heavily from severe depression, that came out of nowhere and hit me like a tonne of rubble. I’ve suffered the black dog since my teens so I now know how to recognise the signs of the dog creeping in, but this time I…

The REAL me and why I choose to grow!

I always worry about talking about ‘the REAL life’ stuff on my blog incase people just don’t want to hear it, but here goes. For the longest time I have suffered from depression. It started in my late teens leading to full blown panic attacks on a daily basis from the age of 17. My…

Brightest Blessings for 2017

Well this is officially it,  the last day of the year and what a year it has been. Although, it was slow to get going for The Bohemian Raspberry especially with this blogging lark. I must say, I am actually throughly enjoying it. That is mainly down to you lovely lot for your support and…

What you can see if you just look!

Over the last few weeks I’ve not really had the time to get some hours in at the allotment. There’s been lots going on, we’ve had the birth of my first nephew, weddings, birthdays, college and spending some quality time with family. It’s ok though because all my jobs will still be waiting for me…

Gardening with Kids

Gardening with kids! OK let’s get one thing straight; I’m not about to paint you an idyllic picture of an aspiring ‘Little House On The Prairie’. What I am going to tell you is my honest approach to gardening with kids, or in my case gardening with a 10 year old that has ADHD. When…

My Gardening Faux Pas

I have never claimed to be a professional or experienced gardener, although I have been doing it for some years now I still regard myself as an amateur. I have my successes and  down right failures when it comes to growing, but I see gardening as a science and art. The conditions have a hell…

Garden Therapy (Literally)

Everyone’s digging for victory and I’m over here digging for therapy.   Depression is something that’s becoming more and more common these days or should I say more widely accepted. I myself have suffered depression on and off since my early teens for many different reasons, I was bullied growing up, my parents split up,…

Such a Waster!

So recently I’ve really started to notice a large amount of trash around. And everywhere too from my local lunchtime walk to the more natural dwellings, to places people have just dumped what they no longer desire, which most likely could still have a purpose somewhere. And that’s the sad thing, because now it’s just…

The Dream

‘The Dream’ so most girls dream of being a princess in a big house, buying whatever thier hearts desire, me on the other hand dreams of an off grid homestead on a plot of land, mucking out pigs and goats and growing pretty much all my own food, being totally non dependent on fossil fuels,…