Daring to be Different – The NEW Trend

The way we grow our fruit and veg these days is changing and it’s exciting. No longer is it cool to just grow your own. We want more. And by more I mean we want choice, variety, something funky and different. We want new colours, new shapes. The quirky old schooler in forms of heritage…

PLOT2PLATE – Chard, Squash & Chickpea Curry

Welcome to the first instalment of the PLOT2PLATE series. There is nothing better than good food and when you’ve grown that good food yourself it’s even more satisfying, let alone tastier. As most will be aware if you follow my blog I have an allotment and a kitchen garden too, in which I grow my own…

Groseeds……….. I think I love you!!

I think I’ve just fallen a little head over heels for the new seed kids on the block. I know everyone gets a little over excited about receiving their new seeds especially at the beginning of a brand new year, but there is something a little more special about these seeds and this seed provider….

Happy New Year, let’s save the world!

When I was a little girl I had this ambition that I was going to steal (yes I said steal, but I meant borrow) the milkman’s two tier milk float and fill it with lots of foods I helped my grandad grow and drive to Africa to feed all the starving people! I remember fondly the…

10 Amazing Annual Cutflowers I can’t live without + Giveaway!

If you read my previous blog “Beginners Guide to Growing Cutflowers” then you’ve most likely been waiting for this follow-up post, “Top 10 Annual Cutflowers I can’t Live Without”? Apologies for the delay, but here it is! As I mentioned in my previous post growing from seed and growing annuals are where you really get…

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…