Composting for beginners

Composting for beginners

  We know that the number of people making compost during the lockdown has shot up. We thought it may help to run though the basics of what can sometimes seem a confusing subject. After all you don’t want your new compost heap to just sit there? You want it to do...
Regenerative Gardens

Regenerative Gardens

Mental Health UK has a section on its website about how to handle ‘Climate Anxiety’, the name given to a feeling of fear or stress about what the adverse effects of a warming planet caused by carbon dioxide emissions will be. Even with news of depleting glaciers,...
Easy Perennials

Easy Perennials

Popular flowering plants for your herbaceous borders The plants I am going to explore are popular for good reason; they are colourful, easy to grow without much intervention and persist in their flowering year after year.  Two of them are the backbone of many borders...
Three joyous houseplants

Three joyous houseplants

Clivia and Cactus on the window sill[/caption]   House plants are all the rage! I would like to introduce you to my top three houseplants, which give me endless pleasure and generally little trouble. They are not trendy ones, but I have picked them as they are...