picture perfect (at Hanbury Hall NT)

Anyone with kids will know that asking someone to ”just take a quick picture of us” is rarely as simple as it sounds.  Sometimes the outtakes are exactly what sum up the hilarity of expecting kids to ‘smile‘ because we request it rather than because it captures their natural delight in something. E is largely a willing participant in front of the camera and loves nothing better than pulling silly faces.  On this ... Read more

Rustic woodwork

The Reluctant Gardener has been on a woodwork course. It was great ... Read more

Rustic woodwork

The Reluctant Gardener has been on a woodwork course. It was great ... Read more

Tips for Growing Parsnips

Parsnips grow in zones two through nine.  However, parsnips are a ... Read more

The questionable matter of choice in choosing the right plant

Last weekend an old friend came to stay.  We talked about garden ... Read more

Me and Mine project [April 2017]

Oh, Me and Mine project, how I’ve missed you.  So much has ... Read more

Pottering on

 We've been enjoying the long weekend in the garden.  ... Read more

Pottering on

 We've been enjoying the long weekend in the garden.  ... Read more

Guide to Growing Rue

Rue (Ruta graveolens) was once a common herb.  It has fallen out of ... Read more

No camera? No excuse for bad website pics.

This is a blog post about pulling  my socks up.  I must have one of ... Read more

wordless wednesday

Filed under: wordless wednesday ... Read more

My terrible meadow sowing attempts

There is a patch of ground in my garden that has definitely got the ... Read more

Propagating Marjoram from Seed

Nothing beats a container garden filled with marjoram, thyme, and ... Read more

Pear Tree Pollination

 Last year I bought an espalier Williams pear tree.  It ... Read more

bye bye baby

This week has been full of ”this time last year…” ... Read more

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