• Planting hanging basket
    Gardening

    Planting up hanging baskets and pots for summer

    Do you look at other people’s gardens and marvel at their gorgeous pots, baskets and planters overflowing with flowers and wonder how they achieve that? Well, wonder no more. This post is all about planting up your hanging baskets and pots with summer bedding for glorious summer displays. I…

  • rudbeckia
    Gardening

    May Top 5 Tasks for the Garden – Updated for 2019

    May is a really busy time in the garden and it is looking fantastic. The variety of greens is spectacular and there are many flowers to enjoy. So get outside and enjoy it! My top five jobs to do this month are: This page contains affiliate linksĀ meaning I earn…

  • Gardening

    Tasks for April in the garden

    Top 8 jobs to do in April in your garden to maximise your enjoyment throughout the summer. April is a busy and exciting time in the garden. So, weather permitting, get out there and enjoy it. 1) Weeding Yes, weeding is number one as it is the most important.…

  • Bunny plant pot cover
    Craft

    Crochet bunny plant pot cover and blanket update

    Crocheting is a very new skill to me and I am enjoying it. I saw a great idea on the hobbycraft blog and I went for it. It is a bunny plant pot cover, brilliant for Easter but gorgeous at any time. Full instructions are available on the blog…

  • Yellow hellebore in sun
    Gardening

    Tasks for the garden in late March

    Late March is when it starts to get busy in the garden. It is not obvious when you look but I am very busy. I have been making pots, planting on seedlings/plug plants, moving snowdrops and tidying up a bit. Biodegradable Plant pots Firstly, I have been busy making…

  • Completed newspaper pots
    Gardening

    Free Biodegradable Plant Pots from old newspapers

    Free biodegradable plant pots sound good but is it too much effort? I don’t think so and I will show you how to make them and I will convince you of their merits. If you have concerns about you local newspapers and their ‘green credentials’ then consider reading this…