Holkham Hall Walled Gardens

Walled gardens have been a staple of large British stately homes for hundreds of years.  In times when storing and transporting food was not easy, it was down to these households to produce the food they would eat and also the medicines they took to treat ill health.  While walled gardens can trace their heritage…

Preparing Autumn and Winter Garden Crops

Summer is edging towards Autumn, and it is time to start getting Autumn and Winter crops ready. New YouTube video published; please like, subscribe and comment.

Time to relax?

Summer has made an appearance here in the UK but is it time to sit back, relax and enjoy my garden after long months of work? In this video I explore what summer does to my garden and whether I can slow down to relax. Please like and comment on the video, and subscribe to…

Wells-Next-The-Sea

It has been effortless to stay at home over the past year, which, for many reasons, has been great. I’ve been able to get on with the house and garden, and I have been really pleased with how things have progressed. It is still essential to get out and search for inspiration. This weekend my…

5 Seeds to Sow in March in the UK

March is a busy time in the garden here in the UK. Temperatures are going up, and more seeds can be sown. It is important not to rush to sow your seeds unless you can protect them from the frost that can still hit the UK until the end of May. All of the seeds which could be sown in February are suitable for sowing in March with a few additions such as summer cabbage and chard.

DIY Heated Propagation Bench

Sometimes seeds need a little help to get started, and a heated propagation bench can help seeds germinate when temperatures are still on the cold side. The ideal temperature for seed germination depends on what plant you are trying to grow, but most like warm soil to get them off to a good start. A…

Sowing Seed

It’s been snowing this week, but I still wanted to sow some seeds. So I headed into my greenhouse and pulled together a short YouTube video. In this video I start sowing seeds for this year’s crop of sprouts, cucumber, peas and spinach If you like the video, please like, comment and subscribe to my…

What Seeds to Sow in February in the UK

Even with the cold weather, some seeds can be sown in February to get a jump start on the year if you can keep them undercover and with a little warmth. Propagators and greenhouses offer some protection from frost, but a window sill which catches the sun can be just as good. I have a…

Rain Water Collection in the Garden

When you spend time in your garden you start to feel that little bit closer to nature. I have done my best to be as organic as possible in my veg patch but I still consume a lot of shop brought compost as well as use a lot of water from the garden tap. Collecting…