November 20, 2018

Mary sat on her sunset bench enjoying the last of the day’s warmth and the quiet of the evening. Her husband Bill, had been buzzing around all day asking one question after another. Should he put the train set up in the garden? Where was the bird food kept? Would they...

November 7, 2018

 

Do you have any favourite tips for helping animals, birds, insects and amphibians get through the winter? 

I've read that bees in particular like a south facing room (with a sea view?) so that might be something to consider when locating your hotel. 

For more infor...

November 5, 2018

Today I posted a snippet on social media about 'Incentive Gardening'. I put these two words together and came up with this definition; 'to consciously combine gardening with another activity with the aim of reaping greater rewards'. The reason for this is that some peo...

November 5, 2018

Do you have any favourite tips for helping animals, birds, insects and amphibians get through the winter? 

Hedgehogs get thirsty so you can leave a tray of water out for them, but don't give them milk as it can make them very poorly.  

For more information about wil...

November 5, 2018

Mary had finished making chutney and was chilling out on the patio with a glass of wine. Her husband Bill had just phoned to say he was bringing his friend Johnnyback from the pub with him and they’d pick up a takeaway en route. Although it had been a scorching hot day...

October 15, 2018

As Mary set lunch out under their new pergola, her husband Bill suddenly appeared wearing the Fez he’d bought in Marrakech. Surely thought Mary, he’d be more comfortable in a sunhat in this heat. It was nearly ten years ago now since they’d been on their wonderful worl...

September 28, 2018

Mary strolled back to the house with her empty wine glass after watching the sun go 

down. She was wondering what mischief her husband Bill was creating. He hadn’t come out to watch the sunset with her so she suspected he was up to something. Once inside she found him w...

September 15, 2018

As Mary sat on what she called her Sunset bench, enjoying a glass of wine in the early evening sun, her mind wondered back over the last ten years.

June 11, 2018

As I mentioned in a previous blog, I've had a bad back. It's nothing too serious, just pulled muscles but as a gardener/garden designer its not ideal. I think I may have found the cure. 

I prefer not to take drugs if at all possible so I went to see a physiotherapist. S...

June 4, 2018

Having been holed up at home for a couple of days on the advice of my physio, cabin fever got the better of me. I was also very unwilling to let a couple of my lovely regular clients down so I went to work on Friday. Getting a back injury, however minor when you're a g...

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