Around this time last month I was a volunteer at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! I had never been to a garden show before, let alone an RHS Flower Show! I live in the Midlands, which you would think would be central to everything, but I’ve always felt the RHS gardens are just a little bit out of reach for a day visit. When I saw that the RHS were advertising for volunteers for the second year of the Chatsworth Flower Show, I instantly applied.
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Looking back, April has been one hell of strange month! We had a blanket of snow then just a week ago, around the time when I filmed this video, we had soaring temperatures of 27 degrees! None the less I have achieved so much on the plot and some big changes have taken place.
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Monday 15th January is thought to be the most depressing day of the year and you can understand why. It’s the middle of winter here in the UK, it’s cold, it’s dark, you don’t have much chance to get out to do any gardening because the weather is so rubbish and you probably have no money left either. Never fear! I’m taking part in Hugh’s mission to brighten this gloomy month with photos of my colourful blooms from summer. Find out more in Hugh’s blog post and make sure you take part on Twitter with the hashtag #SummerGarden.
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Saving seed has become an important part of my allotment practises this year and I’ve come to realise that It’s something everyone should be doing! Not only are seeds themselves such beautiful things to study close up, but the more you grow and preserve your seed, you are in turn developing the variety to become better adapted to your growing in your soil and micro-climate conditions. Here are my 5 reasons why you should save your seed! Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Save Your Seed” →
I brightened up the new seating area with flower planters made from two recycled plastic barrels. This was my first pair of planters on the allotment, with a variety of plants that I hand-picked, arranged and planted! It was so much fun make.
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It’s my first year growing sunflowers and they’ve just begun to bloom! I can’t get over the firey red tones that gradient to beautiful shades of orange and yellow 💛 I’ll most definitely be growing these again. 🌻
The sunflowers might not be in bloom just yet, but the nasturtiums below are in putting on a fantastic display and the bees just cant get enough of them! 🌻🌼🐝
I couldn’t help but share my slow-mo video from this evening. I’m a little obsessed with bees, and this one’s enjoying supper inside the foxgloves. 🐝🌿🌸
Somehow, I’m only just beginning to realise just how rewarding it is to grow your own flowers. Wheather they spring up out the blue, or slowly form beautiful buds from Autumn planted bulbs, the anticipation before their burst into bloom is the sweetest. Continue reading “Spring Flowers in Bloom” →