A picture tells a thousand words

This gorgeous flower above is a Cleome … an amazing plant which also has thorns up its stem .. not one to handle without gloves. I have it in my garden as it is not only enjoyed by the bees, but it acts as a ‘trap crop’ for the green shield beetle which adores it. …

Garlic … at last!

I am very excited. At long last – my garlic is finally going into the soil today and believe me I have lots of it. Woohoo. OK so without further ado, let’s get gardening. Andrew and I hauled out that splendid raised bed 6 today, which meant ripping out all those wonderful self seeded plants …

My Garden … meet the beds! I have several raised beds, to be honest about 6 or so … and to make gardening easy I have numbered each bed (please tell me I’m not the only one that does this?) ¬†Might sound odd, but it makes gardening much easier. The beds also vary in size, …