About

I’m lucky to have a small west facing garden and patio and am trying to grow vegetables and herbs.  This is more successful than in my previous garden which faced north and was very shady.  I didn’t have much success there.

My blog is where I record what I’ve done and whether it worked or not… I also take photos  to show that however small your patio or garden is, you can grow some lovely things!

aquilegia close up

I’m inspired by my Mum & Dad (keen gardeners) and the people whose books and TV shows I’ve read and watched.

  • Carol Klein – check out her totally inspiring books: Grow your own Garden, Life in a Cottage Garden, My Gardening Year
  • Dan Pearson
  • Sarah Raven
  • Beth Chatto

My favourite ‘garden’ places are:

I hope to visit:

I find the RHS website a great source of advice and guidance.

I also have another blog which is about my research into my family history and surname.

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