A New Look Site

Did you notice the new design?  Not only has the site undergone a make over  but I also took the decision to move my blog to a new home away from Blogger. Unfortunately that wasn’t as easy as I had hoped and has sadly meant I have lost all of the wonderful comments everyone had contributed.  So don’t… Read More

1 Bedroom House to Let

Description We are pleased to offer this immaculately presented’starter home.  Great location situated to the side of my garden  Benefits from a full width window and an elevated location allowing a  panoramic view over the garden.  Must be seen to be appreciated.  This one room home is a unique opportunity and would suit a young couple… Read More

Out of Hibernation

Today I have heard the first calls of that winter hibernator, the lawn mower. A sunny April Sunday brought the ‘dulcet tones’ drifting over the fence from a neighboring garden. The call was quickly answered by others, they are clearly sociable creatures as the first song always receives a quick reply. Its distant cousin the… Read More

A Friendship Garden

I first heard the term friendship garden whilst watching Beechgrove Gardens on BBC iplayer.  It was used to refer to a garden which was created using donations of plants from the owners friends.  Then after a few years the owners had enough plants to start reciprocating and provide friends new and old with plants from their… Read More


After the rain. A mud splashed daffodil Officially spring arrived last week. The days are now longer than the nights.  Unofficially it is definitely here with the spring bulbs bursting into flower. The magnolia blossom on my neighbors tree looks particularly stunning at the moment. Although there is not much to show for it in… Read More

Pea Shoot Omelette

There is something special about a meal crafted totally from your own garden, even if it is just an omelette. Ingredients Eggs These were the first three eggs laid by my chickens.  Or should I say chicken as only one is currently laying. Pea shootsThese are the pea shoots I planted in my post At  last… Read More

The Chucks Are Here

On Saturday my chickens arrived.  Having spent several months looking at various chicken coops and reading everything I could find on keeping chickens. I finally ordered a coop from http://www.happychicks.co.uk/ Sarah at Happy Chicks was very helpful and gave great advice.  I ordered a town house and run. As I am new to chicken keeping… Read More