SEEDS It is the time of year when everyone is talking about seeds. In our topsy turvy gardens you may either be starting to sow in the northern hemisphere or beginning to collect seeds in the southern hemisphere! Wherever your garden may be, seeds are a big part of any gardener's world. It is thought … Continue reading Let’s Start at the Very Beginning….
Are you new to gardening, with a craving to dig in but don't know where to start? Whenever you first take up any new hobby, it can feel a little overwhelming but with a few friendly tips and hints to get you started, it will all become like second nature. In no way is my list … Continue reading My Ten Gardening Tips for Beginners
During the Summer months I continously dehead the flowers that are fading on my plants instead of letting them go to seed. This enables the plant to focus it's energy on making new flowers so that it continues to bloom. Autumn, on the other hand, is an ideal time to collect seeds for the following year as … Continue reading Collecting Seeds
At this time of year in the world's northern hemisphere, most of us gardeners are reaping the benefits of the harvest from the plants that are flourishing from the seed we sowed in Spring. In fact for me, seed sowing at the start of this year already seems like a distant memory and I'm now … Continue reading Cress to Impress
I have fond memories as a child making mud pies on a huge mound of mud and sand in the back of my grandma and grandad's garden. My brother and I must have spent what felt like hours playing in the soil. Rearranging and redistributing it here and there, probably to the horror of my … Continue reading Soil, a Gardener’s Best Friend
Just a little note before I start: This post starts the beginning of my 'back to basics' in the garden. I decided to have this heading in my blog not only for my followers who are just starting to learn about gardening but also for those of you who might need to recap over certain … Continue reading Pollination