Garden

Looking around for the positives

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This blog post has actually been a really hard one to set down. I’m pretty sure a lot of you guys out there are struggling a little bit just now like I am, and although I wouldn’t say I am in any way feeling down, I am absolutely struggling for […]

Food & Drink, Recipe

Hot cross buns: traditions and silliness (oh and a recipe)

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Kate is a big fan of hot cross buns, I, to be honest, don’t really see what’s so fantastic about them. But hey ho, that doesn’t mean I can’t experiment with making some so Kate can have a treat. Just in case you live somewhere in the world where hot […]

Garden

The March garden update

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And we’re off…. we have things growing – hurrah! It’s probably just me, but I definitely feel like the weather changed on Friday (first day of spring) and generally, the garden just feels like it’s about to come to life. It’s like I can just feel the energy building out […]

Garden

How to grow petunias from seed

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There is a bit of trepidation about growing petunias from seed, with most gardeners preferring to buy small plug plants and grow these on but with a little bit of knowledge and some patience, petunias are no more difficult to grow than any other flowers. The main problem people find […]