Reflecting on 2021 and looking to 2022

2021 2021, like the year before, was disrupted by COVID-19, lockdowns and supply shortages but not by building work. This was the first growing season since our extension was completed allowing me to start seeing the space I will develop over the coming years. The Garden I have started to segment my front and back…

Autumn Video

Autumn has arrived and its getting cooler. Autumn provides a time for reflection, planning and keeping up with tasks.

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…

June 2021 in photos

June has been colder than average this year, resulting in slow growth and a delay in getting plants out of the greenhouse. This time last year, we had heatwaves while on lockdown. What a difference a year can make. I have started my Instagram account again (@norfolk_gardening); please head over there and support this site…

Inspiration from Holkham Hall

Spring is starting to make an appearance here in the East of England. The jet stream has been south of the UK for most of May, keeping the warm air over Europe and bringing cold air down from the North. The result has been a colder than average May so far. Most of April and…