A New Start

It’s been a long time since I blogged anything. Probably with good reason. Illness was the first to slow me down, so I was totally unorganised for the start of the sowing season, more unorganised than usual that is. The weather wasn’t good but in spite of that, I had been considering ways of making … More A New Start

Small Things Matter

There is no excuse for anyone not to grow something green. No matter how small the space, either inside or outside, there will be something anyone can grow. Many of us would have experimented at school in growing cress on blotting paper, although fast-growing mustard and cress will last a bit longer if grown in … More Small Things Matter

Well I Never!

You learn something new everyday and here in Scotland, the unassuming little bug which seems to be everywhere, we know as ‘slaters’. Elsewhere, they have different names but even as a ‘pill bug’ we understand what they are. We find them around old property and especially where there is old, decaying wood. As they were … More Well I Never!

Hitting The Bottle

I should never be surprised when seeds, which have been put in five-litre water bottles and tossed outside, actually start to grow. That’s how nature intended it to be, not in plastic bottles of course, but to battle their way through winter for only the strongest to survive. I am much later than normal at … More Hitting The Bottle

Gardening For All

I’ve met a number of people over the years who have varying degrees of interest in the garden. Many have ideas quite different to mine, but that doesn’t matter, it’s what makes it interesting. I’ve been described as an enthusiastic amateur, but actually I think ‘hobbyist’ might fit better. I don’t like ‘twee’ gardens where … More Gardening For All