seasons of life

I really like looking at photos and exploring the sometimes hidden story they tell.  I’m full of curiosity about other people’s pictures and love how someone’s face can light up as they re-experience the sights and sounds of a single moment or point out some small detail barely noticeable in the background.  ”Goodness look at my hair, what was I thinking”.  ”He kissed me for the first time under that ... Read more

Of leeks and potatoes

As well as being excellent soup ingredients, leeks and potatoes are ... Read more

Of leeks and potatoes

As well as being excellent soup ingredients, leeks and potatoes are ... Read more

Growing Rosemary Indoors

A few years ago, my dad bought two of those “rosemary Christmas ... Read more

How to Pickle Walnuts Part 3

 This is quite a long process but let's see if it is worth the ... Read more

Tips for Growing Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal is an herb that has had a long history with man. It has ... Read more

Review of “Essay on Gardening” by Henk Gerritsen

  Hefting in at one and a half kilos , “Essay on Gardening” ... Read more

How to Pickle Walnuts – part 2

So my green walnuts have been soaking in brine for a week, and now I ... Read more

How to Grow Pellitory of the Wall

While you may have never heard of pellitory of the wall, in the ... Read more

How to Grow Mullein Pink

When I was a little girl, I used to walk through my ... Read more

Giverny: Monet’s incomparable garden

We are at the apogee of the gardening season.  The oriental ... Read more

How to Pickle Walnuts – Part 1

 For a number of years now I have been intending to do this but ... Read more

Coming Along Nicely

 These lovely long days are bringing on everything in my ... Read more

Guide to Growing the Common Elder

The common elder (Sambucus nigra) is also called the European elder ... Read more

Tips for Growing Abelia

Abelia (Abelia chinensis) is from central and eastern China.  In ... Read more

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