October in the Garden

October … the season of mellow fruitfulness! When I was a girly, we always had our Harvest Festival in October, and I can still remember attending marvellous services (some of the best hymns to sing and play), followed by a magnificent Harvest Supper! The altar in...

September in the Garden

Lovely September is welcomed in with a bit of Indian Summer we hope! The weather has been a bit up and down lately (Devonians are famous for their understatement!), but I hope that everyone is now reaping the rewards of a fruitful season in the garden. We had rather a...

Things to do in September …

My goodness, the year bounds onwards towards Autumn and hopefully some of that lovely Indian Summer weather! We have certainly had our share of ‘weather’ this year … some of the coldest, wettest and hottest I can remember for a long time. All of which all makes for...

Things to do in August …

How did it get to be August already … the year is running away with me. So, the children have broken up from school, the weather is lovely (we hope, fingers crossed!), and the garden is beginning to bear all the fruits of our hard labour earlier in the year. There is...

Things to do in May …

April always brings my annual visit to The Memory Café in Colyton which I absolutely love doing. There is something so therapeutic about pushing your hands into compost, that lovely sweet smell and the joy of bringing on a plant. Indeed, Monty Don maintains that...