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…

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…

Fun with seeds.

The world of plants never ceases to amaze me! Whenever I discover a new seed head on a plant it’s like I just found out the secret of life!  The story with this one is that I firstly just wanted to dry this allium cristophii flower head for christmas and use it as decoration once…

Planting combinations 1.

Surprisingly, it is possible to combine your flowers wrong. Yes it is. The colour theory is a very useful tool when placing different plants together. Opposing colours often work brilliantly, but, gee! Experiment, right? For me, as a beginner, basically, less is more. It’s easier to learn about colours when you start with just one…