Gardening in January


January is one of those months that gardening is almost impossible here in the Belgian Ardennes. It’s either snowing, raining or both at the same time. The soil to frozen or to muddy.

Looking Forward to Spring – Wordless Wednesday

Pear Blossom Feature

Save Money in 2015 and Grow Your Own


Financially 2014 has not been the best year for us… however, luckily for us we grow our own veggies! The summer of 2014 goes down in history as the hottest summer in three centuries and we couldn’t be happier. We had a bumper crop of all the sun loving veggies which resulted in pasta sauces, […]

Happy Holidays from Us!


Polytunnel in December

Broad Beans in Polytunnel in december - feature

Outside it is -1°C, inside it is 10°C. Inside the polytunnel that is!

Frosty Helleborus – Wordless Wednesday

Frosty Hellaborus Feature

5 Reasons to Grow Sanguisorba Minor


So how about Sanguisorba, also known as garden burnet or salad burnet. It’s edible, medicinal, draught resistant, perennial and butterflies love them.

A Sunny Autumn day in the Ardennes – Wordless Wednesday

Sunny Autumn day in the Ardennes

November in the polytunnel

Rainbow Chard mid november - feature

Today I took the day off work and got to spend time in the garden. BLISS!!

Autumn Colours – Wordless Wednesday

Autumn colours Yellow

Misty Morning in the Ardennes – Wordless Wednesday

Misty Morning in the Ardennes - feature

Colourful Chillis – Wordless Wednesday

Colourful Chillies - feature

Four reasons to grow Turnips

Turnips without leaves

Turnips – even the name is a bit of a turn-off.  So why would anyone want to grow them, right? Well, as it turns (ha!) out I have FOUR reasons why you should. And as a bonus a lovely recipe for you to try… Europe Turnips are one of those vegetables that are well known […]

A Cheerful Autumn – Wordless Wednesday

Autumn bouquet - feature