Open Gardens 2018

I can’t believe its almost the end of June already, where does the time go? Pretty much my whole June has been taken up with gardening.  We open our garden every 2 years, as part of the Red Cross Open Garden scheme, along with 25 other gardens in the Garden City we live in. Well,… Read More Open Gardens 2018

Autumn, cooking, garden, Homegrown, Recipe

Trombonchino Soup

Remember those funny looking vegetables from my last post….. The Trombonchinos? We saw a similar squash where we visited RHS Wisely during the summer – but theres was a serpentine squash. Well this is what we’ve done with them! Blue one picked them….. and pink one helped. Then – as they are a novelty vegetable –… Read More Trombonchino Soup

flowers, garden, gardening, holidays, Spring


This is one of those posts that I’ve wanted to do since getting home… and has been put on the back burner….. due to that thing that seems to disappear without trace – TIME When we were in Thailand – flying back via Singapore airport they had a wonderful display of tulips.  On further inspection… Read More Tulips

crochet, Dogs, flowers, gardening, Relaxing, summer

Crochet, the camera and summer is finally in the garden!

I was without a posh camera for a few weeks.  The good news is that finally I have a new one – it’s a Canon 70D, and it makes a posh clicking noise when I take a photo! It’s got wifi to let me hopefully get on Instagram, but then I discovered that isn’t an… Read More Crochet, the camera and summer is finally in the garden!