Trial and error with cyclamen.

It took me a while to propagate my own cyclamen from seeds. I wasn’t quite sure how to do it as I had so many unanswered questions. I didn’t know half as much as I know now about collecting seed, seed viability and it’s maturity. I’m still learning about all of these things but I’ve…

“All I ever wanted”

“All I ever wanted”, was the name of my Beautiful Border entry in the Gardener World Live show this year. To explain, I just wanted a space where I could go nuts and fill it to the brim with lots and lots of plant. I don’t have an ideology to go with my gardening. I…

My plants and I.

Preparing for the show. As June approaches quicker then I can say “BBC Gardeners World show”, I am madly trying to look after, nurture and care for my plants that I will be taking down to Birmingham to exhibit in my flower border. It’s a constant struggle between keeping them well watered and not too…

House without plants.

House without plants. My mum always had lots of plants on the windowsills. She would always tell my dad off for “lying in her flowers” when he was sitting at the kitchen table by the window, leaning slightly towards the plants. Now, every winter time, I spread lots of tender plants and seedling trays on…

Propagating plants.

Why I love propagating plants and wish more people knew the way it makes me feel. It’s such a shame I can’t remember the very first plant I grew from seed. I wish I could. I do, however, remember the first two I grew from cuttings and they were: the Antirrhinum ‘Dark Prince and the…

Planting combinations 2.

Garden in the winter need not be boring. Oh no! Evergreens may seem like a very “samey” thing to grow. One might think, green is boring and monotonous but, crickey! No! Just look at the range of “green” in my container. Ok, there is some yellow and blueish but let’s not be pernickety. These guys…

Ho ho ho!

Is it this time of year already? Brilliant! Winter solstice today. Now we can pretend that Spring is just round the corner. And of course Christmas IS indeed round the corner therefore a very merry Christmas to all plant lovers who have followed the blog this year. May you have a fab time whatever you…

You guys are my favourite:-)

To all of my very first followers! Thank you, thank you and thank you again:-) for clicking that “FOLLOW” button of my gardening blog. It really makes me happy and grateful. I just hope that now you will stick with me. I try not to bore you and keep the content fresh and as relevant…

So you want to grow stuff?

I was so desperate to have space for growing, not only ornamental plants, but also edibles. It was my ‘maternal instinct’, to nurture plants but also, I was and still am, appalled at the learnings of so many different chemicals that go into the food that we buy. I was very fortunate to be given…

My garden in the Autumn. Video.

This year, the Autumn months in the garden were still full of colour and movement. I really wanted to capture that before it went away, hence this video. I shot it over a period of 4 weeks with some shots just ‘presenting’ themselves in front of me on the day and others, I had in…