February in the Garden

February This month finds me reflecting on Teamwork, and the importance of having a great group of supportive members to rally round at times when we need it the most. Teams come in many forms, from a family team, sporting or work colleagues and can form the backbone...

JANUARY in the Garden

Happy New Year to everyone! I do hope that you all had an absolutely fantastic Christmas holiday with family and friends. I had a super day with family, which will be much remembered! I use the days between Christmas and New Year to try and plan what to grow for the...

Christmas has arrived at the GardenShop

Christmas is nearly here now and as well as having our beautiful Christmas window up for a while, we’ve had all kinds of wonderful gifts and Christmas stock in the shop. Christmas Window From lovely Christmas cards and wrapping paper, to lights, decorations, and...

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...