Celebrating 4 years of blogging

Today I’ve been blogging for 4 years and even though I’ve been a bit quiet recently, my gardening journey still ‘grows on’.

My first blog was about buying some new apple cordons and just like those trees, I’ve grown a lot since then! Continue reading

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For the love of gardening

What an honour it was to be the guest speaker at The Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s AGM & Member’s Day yesterday (19.10.19) on my home ‘turf’ in Manchester, at Lancashire Cricket Ground.

I strongly bee-lieve that making events like this accessible and open to a younger generation, is absolutely key to inspiring the next generation of conservationists.

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How gardening can make you feel free

Today is world mental health day and there’s stacks of info out there about the benefits gardening can have on your wellbeing.

I wrote this blog 2 years ago, about how gardening makes me feel free and how it can help me, when I’m feeling stressed and worried about stuff; here it is…..

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Leaves are falling, autumn is calling

Autumn, a time for crisp walks, admiring the beautiful changing landscape, kicking leaves and home to Mum’s soup.

We’ve had a right mixed bag of weather recently; it was shorts & t shirt for an autumn day at Chatsworth, a week later it was waterproofs for scout camp and yesterday it was wellies for a muddy walk around a local reservoir.

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My trip to RHS Garden Wisley wraps up a Royal Summer

It was back to RHS Garden Wisley and ‘Back to Nature’ last week as I wrapped up a summer of gardening and Blue Peter filming with Catherine, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

Catherine’s ‘Back to Nature’ Garden is inspired by childhood memories and for families to reconnect with nature, which is obviously ‘my bag’! Continue reading

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My bugs, bees and butterflies vlog

It’s taken us a long time to create a wildlife haven, but the hard work is definitely paying off, because the garden is absolutely bursting with bugs, bees & butterflies.

It’s fair to say, we are pretty chuffed with the garden at the moment to be honest and it’s a total joy to sit back, chill out and watch everything buzz about around you.

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How many kinds of sweet flowers grow, in an English country garden?

From visiting flower shows, to watching flowers grow, here’s my summer summary of all things floral,

in my English country – ish – garden!

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