The dark days of gloom

The dark days of gloom

These are the dark times of the year. Dark mornings, dark evenings, cold, rain, grey skies for days on end. We now know that blue Monday is a thing;  That third Monday in January – the most depressing day of the year. More suicides happen in early January than...
Why do we love our gardens?

Why do we love our gardens?

Take me back home What makes any garden satisfying? What fills our hearts with joy, sets us at ease, gives comfort, and a sense of anticipation? The answers are of course as varied as you would expect. But it turns out that a very modern trend and a very ancient land,...
An Autumn half term

An Autumn half term

As we approach the autumn equinox another half term is almost upon us. For those of us with children, or grandchildren, or nephews and nieces, or just helping look after the neighbour’s kids while they’re at work, it can be a challenging time. There’s never enough to...
How gardens can weather the storm

How gardens can weather the storm

Whilst we have been aware of climate change for a long time, this year has brought it into sharp focus. From the inspiring example of Greta Thunberg setting off a new wave of schoolkids protests, to our own Extinction Rebellion, there is a strong swell of opinion that...