A visit for my birthday

A visit for my birthday

The beautiful Dutch Yard, part of Sarah Raven’s inspirational garden After having to curtail the treats for my 70th birthday last year, I was determined to do something special this time around. Bill came up with the perfect treat – we went away for one night...
I borrowed a husband!

I borrowed a husband!

My new semi-circle flower beds waiting for action! Please do not think that I am in any way dissatisfied with the one I have got, but one does need to play to one’s strengths – and Bill is not a gardener! Twenty minutes of him puffing and blowing when asked to help is...
Hellebore Heaven

Hellebore Heaven

A magical mixture for my kitchen! First off, you should congratulate me for spelling the name of this plant correctly! For years, I have had it wrong and to my shame I can admit to misspelling the name on a flower sampler. When it was pointed out in my lovingly done...
Really Grumpy Greenoff

Really Grumpy Greenoff

I cannot pretend – today has been rubbish! I am telling you this because I do not want you think that everything in the Greenoff garden is rosy. I started the day really grumpy and things did not improve. Bill and I live together in frankly what is a lovely, funny,...
Defrosting pots again this year?

Defrosting pots again this year?

Bringing the outdoors in! I am still not sure how this happened. After all my planting plans, and extra time in lockdown, I still missed some autumn bulbs. There they were staring at me from their ‘safe place’ in the greenhouse. I thought I was really organised but...
Sort of gardening

Sort of gardening

I ventured out into the garden this morning and lasted about ten minutes! It was so damp and so cold, even wearing three layers plus my silk and wool vest, I could not face any more. You might ask what I was doing out there this time of the year anyway? Since the...