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Hampton Court

I’ve been getting the greenhouse ready for Hampton Court this week. It’s not on show, but I am there and it means I need to make sure that all the plants are watered, fed and cared for while I am away. Read more…

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Busy as a Bee

Well the bees have been keeping me busy these last few weeks. One hive is so full and so buzzy it is just moments, minutes or days before it swarms and I just hope I am here to catch them.
The other hive had a mid spring set back and is much weaker. Read more…

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Garden Therapy

You don’t have to travel any further than your back garden to appreciate the healing powers of gardens, plants and herbs. When your head is full of stress and trouble, five minutes in the garden can change the whole outlook. Read more…

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Herb House

As you open the greenhouse door the aroma of herbs hits you. It’s a mix of basil, basil tomato and more basil with a hint of coca cola. That’s because I’ve got a pot of Artemesia abrotanum var. martitima in there, which is sometimes called the Cola Herb, because of its scent. Read more…

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