Some of my favourite things

Some of my favourite things

I realised early on that if you aren’t careful, you can easily become a ‘gardening product consumer’ and spend a LOT of money on your garden. It is an exciting project, your garden, and shops and the online world are full of enticing offers. From 

Nettle fertiliser

Nettle fertiliser

Nettle fertiliser is great – easy, quick, free, and the plants love it! Get some gloves and pick your nettles – leaves, stem, everything. Put them into a lidded bucket – push them down. Cover with water and if needed, put a weight on the 

Growing asparagus in the city

Growing asparagus in the city

Growing your own asparagus is so easy and effortless I highly recommend you give it a go. My asparagus plot is small (just under 1sq metre) but it still provides us with a taste of home-grown, utterly delicious, fresh asparagus in spring. There is nothing 

From the garden

From the garden

From the garden today. Some edible, some just pretty/fragrant.

Most ecological garden in Penge

Most ecological garden in Penge

Picked up my award for most ecological garden in Penge today. Lovely ceremony with tea & cake at Alexandra Nurseries. Thank you to all the organisers of Penge in Bloom and supporting businesses! Photo – with Councillor Kathy Bance MBE @ Alexandra Nurseries, Penge.

Herb basket

Herb basket

I made a herb basket for a friend: Mint Lemon balm Lavender Rosemary Sage Nasturtium Tree spinach Purslane Chives Coriander Possibly some other bits! I’ve said before that one of the surprises of growing your own has been the sense of abundance it engenders. Herbs 

Haul

Haul

Sometimes we get gluts, sometimes there’s variety!

Upcycling an old wheelbarrow

Upcycling an old wheelbarrow

For over a  year now I’ve had a vision of a red wheelbarrow, overflowing with beautiful green herbs and other exciting plants.  I’m not particularly into ‘farmhouse kitch’ but this one, I couldn’t resist. There were a couple of old wheelbarrows here when we moved