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seeds

Excitement is mounting in the glasshouses! The annual flower seeds that we sowed last month are bursting into life and some are ready to be pricked out into larger pots. When your seedlings grow their ‘true’ leaves, or second set, they are ready to be...

Jessica Redhead is 21

Today we are celebrating Jessica Redheads 21st Birthday!! Personally it was a wake up call to me to realise that not only am I old enough to be her mother but i am almost 20years older than her!!!!!   so for those of you who cannot remember how 21 year olds...

glasshouse update

As you all know by now we are extremely excited about our new glasshouses. I don’t know what it is about them. Maybe because we have waited so long for them to be usable? Maybe the knowledge that there is somewhere dry to work in the rain? Or maybe...

mulching

Strange though it may seem, mulching is one of my favorite jobs to do in the garden. Ok it’s hard work traipsing wheelbarrows of compost around especially up and down all the steps (thank you Mr Lutyens!), but you don’t really have to think and it...

our fantastic glasshouse

It has taken hours of hard work but finally we have managed to start work in our glasshouse. We were recently given the opportunity to have two big Victorian glasshouses. Previously we had worked from a small domestic one and a poly tunnel. A lady from...

good plants for early spring

it is GLOOMY out there today! It’s been raining since I woke up (6.15 am!!!) and it is hard to enjoy being a gardener on a day like today. But there are some wondrous jolly plants really proving their worth out there at the moment and I love anything...