Fritillaria Meleagris

Please follow and like us: The Fritillaria Meleagris or snake head Fritillaria are now flowering in my garden and looking amazing.  A jewel in an English spring garden this is one of my favorite flowers. There checkerboard petals give this plant an exotic look but it is actually a native of the UK.  Once common… Read More


1 Bedroom House to Let

Please follow and like us: 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… Read More

Out of Hibernation

Please follow and like us: 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… Read More


A Friendship Garden

Please follow and like us: 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… Read More


Please follow and like us: 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… Read More


Pea Shoot Omelette

Please follow and like us: 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… Read More


The Chucks Are Here

Please follow and like us: 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… Read More