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

Rosehip Syrup Recipe


We made rosehip syrup from homegrown and foraged rosehips.

Evening Sun on Nasturtiums – Wordless Wednesday

Evening sun on nasturtiums

Honeyed Hazels Recipe


After seeing nuts forming on my own plants I suddenly saw a wild ones growing not far from my home. As soon as the nuts turned a bit yellowy brown I went back to pick a few before the squirrels got them. Honeyed Hazels was the next logical step.

Butterflies on Sedum – Wordless Wednesday

butterflies on Sedum - feature

Yellow Colouring on Tomatoes


The fruits do ripen but stay yellow (or green) at the top of the fruit. At first I thought it was some kind of insect or fungal problem but it isn’t.

Rain on Curly Kale – Wordless Wednesday

Rain on Curly Kale

Sunflower Competition 2014 WINNER!

Michael Dahl sunflower competition 2014 - feature

The sunflowers have all grown to their highest peak so it is time to announce this years winner of the Sowandso Sunflower competition 2014.

Wildflowers – Wordless Wednesday


Growing Veg in a Flower Border

Veg and flower border feature

This year I am experimenting with growing vegetables in a flower border because believe or not, some vegetables can be just as beautiful as flowers!

Swamp Milkweed – Asclepias Incarnata

Swampweed Feature

This lovely flower with an unfortunate name has been growing for the second year in my garden and for the first time it has produced these light pink flowers.

4 Reasons to Grow Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi green feature

Last year I had not even heard of Kohlrabi but friends of mine gave me a few seeds to try out and I must say I am pleasantly surprised by this vegetable.

First Artichoke Flower – Wordless Wednesday

First Artichoke flower Feature