Growing seeds – just like having babies, really.

Once again there seems to have been an election sized gap between blog posts. Sorry about that. The good news is, the seeds I planted a few weeks ago are emerging from the soil like wispy blades of grass. Carrots and parsnips are sprouting in wiggly lines (I could pretend this is to confuse the slugs, but really I'm just … [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...]