Flowers not bombs

It’s National Gardening Week and this year’s focus is on growing wildflowers to encourage wildlife. So far, so good.  So a few days ago I took J and D (and newborn, but she didn’t participate, obviously) to Wisley, where we made seed bombs. Yes, seed bombs. Not our term, but theirs, and at the time it seemed as innocuous as … [Read more...]

Are hanging bags the new hanging basket?

Hanging Bag

I’m never quite sure about hanging baskets. Something about them smacks of municipal lampposts and pub gardens. Any flowers are better than no flowers. But predictable petunias poking out of something resembling a picnic hamper, is just a bit, well, uninspiring. Perhaps it’s the visual confirmation that this really is … [Read more...]