Vase

I go a bit crazy at this time of year dotting fresh flowers around the house on every windowsill so desperate am I for Spring. I always think it’s a good idea to have a variety of vases at the ready. Tall and thin for gladioli, hourglass for lillies or peonies… shape matters when it…

Winter Garden

As we hurtle towards Spring I’ve been thinking ahead to next Winter. I always joke that I am a fair weather gardener and I don’t tend to venture out between November and April. But I think this may partially be because my garden is very much a Spring garden. Everything looks very bare and sparse…

Little Vase

One of my birthday presents last month was this cute little vase from Kikki K. Perfect for a couple of flowers or even a single bloom. I’d put it on my bedside table if I could trust myself not to knock it over at every given opportunity. For now it lives on my kitchen windowsill.  …

Mum’s Garden 

We’re spending the bank holiday weekend with my parents in West Sussex.  I enjoy the drive down as it’s so pretty. There are always lots of wild flowers sprawling everywhere. I wouldn’t want them in my garden though, bit too messy for me. Perfect for a cottage garden or meadow. That sort of thing really…

The Reluctant Gardener

I’ve always been a reluctant gardener. I was never remotely interested. The last place we lived had a garden the size of a postage stamp and it suited me just fine. The only thing I did was mow the grass occasionally and tend my lone hydrangea (which was the only plant that didn’t die on…

Spring Flowers

We’ve had the mildest, wettest Winter on record… the weather people love to say “on record”. I’m certain it’s their favourite thing. As a result all our Spring flowers have made an early entrance. I for one, am loving it. When these flowers usually appear around March I go a bit doolally with excitement. I…