How to cut and dry flowers

How to cut and dry flowers

Taking cuttings of your garden flowers to dry and display is a great way to remember the colour and beauty of summer all year round. You may even have recently had a special occasion, and wish to preserve the floral memories from that day. All too often, the blooms...

3 festive wreath decorating projects

A sure sign that Christmas is around the corner are all the beautiful festive wreaths we see decking front doors and windows. I love them! Whether you’re a Christmas traditionalist or a minimal fashionista, there are festive wreath decorations you can easily...
Five common gardening myths: debunked!

Five common gardening myths: debunked!

There’s a real value in conventional wisdom that’s been handed down over generations. But there are some gardener’s gospels that we take at face value – when, perhaps, we shouldn’t. These nuggets of knowledge might have started off with...
Preserving fresh herbs at home

Preserving fresh herbs at home

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m a BIG advocate of home-growing herbs, fruits and veggies. Preserving fresh herbs allows you to enjoy their vibrant, fragrant flavour all year round, and it’s really easy to do. In...
Five tips for small garden design

Five tips for small garden design

When we think of an English garden, our minds may wander to the sweeping tennis lawns and rambling rose beds of country manor houses – but in reality, a UK garden is usually a much more modest affair. As a gardener I’m really drawn to smaller gardens as...