What is soil?

Belgian Ardennes Soil

Last week I started an online course about SOILS! It is all so very interesting that I want to share with you what I have learnt so far.

Aramis: The Real French Bean – Wordless Wednesday


Hollyhocks in Bloom – Wordless Wednesday


Salvia Flowers – Wordless Wednesday


Our Sunflower Competition is a Tradition


Although we haven’t mentioned it so far, our Sunflower competition is more or less a given. The traditional “Who can grow the tallest sunflower” is an annual challenge. At the end of the season you can send us a photo of you with a tape measure measuring your largest sunflower. Who can beat Michael Dahl […]

Foxy Foxglove – Wordless Wednesday


Gooseberry and Elderflower jam


It’s no coincidence that the respective seasons for gooseberries and elderflowers are one of the same. The tart taste of the gooseberry goes so well with the sweet vanilla-esque taste of the elderflower. A match made in heaven.

Funky Berry – Wordless Wednesday

Weird strawberry

Colourful leaves – Wordless Wednesday



Spider on a Leaf – Wordless Wednesday


Leafy greens and summer dreams …in the Ardennes polytunnel!


It is a full house again in the polytunnel. Where last year I was already battling a war against aphids, this year I have yet to see a single one! Fingers crossed it will stay that way.

Red Currant Flowers – Wordless Wednesday

Red Currant flower - feature

Surprise Appearances in the Garden

Bee on cabbage flower

Gone is the last of winter, hello Spring! You have finally arrived. And you bring a few surprise appearances to the garden.

Still Waiting for Spring to Arrive in our Garden…

Blueberry buds - feature

It seems that here in the Belgian Ardennes over the last few days, every minute of the day the weather changes. Sunshine is followed by a hailstones as big as grapes, followed by black clouds and angry howling winds …to have the sun return once again.