Category Archives: Gardens

RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Part 1

The Telegraph Garden by Tommaso del Buono & Paul Gazerwitz After watching the BBC coverage wistfully for the last few years, my Mum and I finally realised a little dream of ours this week and visited the The RHS Chelsea … Continue reading

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Planning Flower Beds

Now that the weather is – for the most part – becoming more spring-like, I’ve seized the opportunity to make a start on some changes to the flower beds in the vegetable garden. It’s been about two years since the … Continue reading

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A motto for the New Year

Whilst I may not be one for specific resolutions, I do like to ride the wave of optimism that the New Year brings and think about how I might make positive-yet-achievable changes to my life, and hopefully that of my … Continue reading

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Pumpkins & Squash

The pumpkins and squash have finally been harvested from the vegetable garden. Perfect timing as I was keen to join in with the Nature in the Home series which has just restarted over at the lovely Littlegreenshed. The creamy Balmoral Squash … Continue reading

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Coming Around to Dahlias: Part 2

The dahlias that I potted up six months ago are now in full bloom in the garden, providing a welcome splash of colour as we head into autumn. Any flower that you’re encouraged to pick in order to prolong flowering … Continue reading

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A moment in the garden

My favourite time of day right now is the early evening. After tucking the kids into bed I usually have some time before my husband arrives home, so I wander down to the vegetable garden to enjoy it by the fading … Continue reading

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Is it a bird?

…is it a hat? No, it’s a leek flower! We didn’t get around to eating these leeks that were planted last year so they’ve sat in their raised bed growing away merrily. Once I saw the minaret-like buds forming, I … Continue reading

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A peek at the garden

This year I remembered to stake my plants early having learned the hard way last summer when I had to battle through flowers and foliage to the back of the border to stop my top heavy delphiniums from snapping in … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Relish

Our ‘Victoria’ rhubarb, which was planted early last year, is really getting into its stride at the moment and we’ve been able to start picking it recently. We can only harvest lightly this year, as the plants are still establishing, but … Continue reading

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Flowers from the Garden

My parents are joining us for the weekend and I’ve put this little posy of flowers from the garden in the guest bedroom for them to enjoy. It looks really pretty, even if I do say so myself. There isn’t … Continue reading

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