What is your essential gardening tool after a spade and fork? Hoe, hand trowel or you thinking the same as me...secateurs? Don't get me wrong, I think all of these are essential really, but if you had to pick just one. I think I actually use secateurs more than any other tool, especially at this … Continue reading What is your must have gardening tool?
Nearly everyone I know loves tomatoes, especially when they are homegrown and eaten straight off the vine midway through an afternoon of weeding or pruning on the plot. Are you the same? The first cherry tomatoes of the season always feel and taste like bon-bons from the corner shop to me – but this particular … Continue reading Sweet Cherry Tomatoes – Sow, Grow and Eat
What a muddle the weather has been this year so far! Now with reports of the coldest winter on the way (is it just me or do they pull a wishy-washy statement out like that every year?!), who know's whats ahead of us. The temperature dipped to 3 degrees and the first frosts arrived last … Continue reading Spuds, gluts and deliciousness!
If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, you will know that I recently headed up north to Yorkshire for a mini-break away. Taking time to visit family, RHS Harlow Carr and finally meet Dave who hosts my monthly radio show on Drystone Radio. Visting Drystone Towers and actually doing the show in the … Continue reading Hitting the road – RHS Harlow Carr
3 weeks ago an email landed in my inbox, but not any old email. Every now and then amongst the junk, there is a really exciting one, the kind that makes me jump and skip with delight. The kind where the subject title starts with; Monty Don new book.......... I don't think I had even … Continue reading Monty Don ‘Down to Earth’ Book Launch
In the Summer of 2015, I was growing vegetables in a few containers eagerly waiting for a email to arrive offering me an allotment. Enthusiastically sowing seeds and a few cheeky plug plants in the hope of my first grow your own success. I was hooked instantly and fell head over heels in love with nature's … Continue reading Enabling GYO success – Pippa Greenwood