Garden Update – The Arrival Of The Pond

The new Finca garden is everything that I have wanted for so long. A lovely walled surround to grow things up, a dangly branched tree that provides dappled shade and a general atmosphere of peacefulness.  Last summer, I sat under the tree with my tea, a book and was happy and content, except that one... Continue Reading →


Dreaming of Summer

I'm not sure whether it is because the birds are starting to sing loudly in the mornings or that for the first time in months, I'm not in total darkness as I go about my early morning jobs but I'm already starting to think a lot about summer.  It might be that I'm also beginning... Continue Reading →

Garden Colour Palette | White and Green

For the last few days I have been dreaming of white and green gardens. There's something so calming and sophisticated about the coolness of white flowers teemed with different textures of green foliage. I love the thought of big terracotta pots filled with rosemary and thyme, flower beds filled with pale astrantias and lime green... Continue Reading →

Garden Mood Board | Purple

As the garden is filling out and starting to look like the best that it will get for the year, I have been spending some time sitting back and thinking about how I would like to tweak it for next summer. Plants that I imagine will take up lots of space sometimes don't quite fill out... Continue Reading →

Hedgerow Harvest | June

June is fantastic month for wild flowers.  As you walk, cycle or drive along, you can't miss the colour popping out of the hedgerows.  Many of these little beauties make perfect, impromptu, relaxed arrangements back at home if you collect a little bunch, secure with garden twine and place in a little jug or vase.... Continue Reading →

How To Save Your Roses From Aphids

Judging by the number of buds on my plants, this year looks like it will be terrific for roses.  I know I write about the aphid situation almost yearly, but as I have already had lots of people asking me about this topic, I thought that it was worthwhile posting again. This tried and tested... Continue Reading →

Perfect Patio Plant | Salvia Hot Lips

I have decided to dedicate an entire post to this fantastic plant as it has totally won me over with its resilient nature, beautiful soft-looking foliage and vibrant flowers. This particular salvia was bought for me as a present and at the time, I didn't have a suitable place in the flowerbeds in order to show it... Continue Reading →

May | In the Garden

Our new arrival is only a week away and we've been making some dramatic preparations.  In amongst the raindrops, we have been trying to grab every possible moment outside in order to puppy proof the garden. I am now best friends with the drill, saw and the all important bit of string tied to two... Continue Reading →

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