This isn’t normal…

Hi everyone Apologies for the long absence! Time has just got away with me these past few months. Thought I’d share something with you I saw today…  Walking with Jassy, I spotted on the floor a little tree bumble bee??? Very lethargic, very cold – so we had to cut the walk short to bring…

Colours of Autumn…

Monday seems to have come around very quickly! We’ve had a lovely weekend, enjoying the weather and Autumn colours. I love going for long walks at this time of year 🙂                                                Hope you had a happy Halloween… We’re spending lots of time on the allotment this…

Hello Autumn

Good morning everyone 🙂 I’m sat here with my cup of tea and breakfast… The heating is on 🙂 I love crisp autumn mornings, looks like it’s going to be a lovely weekend.  I’ll be on the lottie at some point to collect my seeds from our wild flower patch 🙂                 Have a…

A place to relax

It’s only taken us 6 years… But this week we’ve finally made a start to our garden.  We never use it, it’s part stone, part weedy/muddy grass… Well no more! We’ve dug the grass up after our friend Eric came to give it its annual (yes annual!!) hair cut 🙂      We wanted stone all…

Buzzy Bottoms Up! 

Happy hump day everyone! I can’t honestly believe how fast the weeks are whizzing by… I’ve not managed to get to the allotment much in the past few weeks but I did pay a visit last week.  Finally, the beautiful globe artichokes have started to flower and I’ve been bee watching… 🙂         Lottie Land…

Review : Grow2eat.com

We all love a bargain and gardening don’t we? 🙂 When the lovely people from Grow2eat.com asked me to have a look at their website and discount directory, I jumped at the chance. Grow2eat.com have a great website.  It’s so easy to navigate.  You can find everything for your gardening needs in the categories listed.…

You can learn a lot of things from the flowers

… Especially in the month of June.  I can’t quite believe that Sunday was the Summer Solstice.  This year is flying by! I spent some time with my camera on the allotment, taking time to appreciate the flowers and the busy bees 🙂 the strawberries are ripening too…                                                    I hope you had a…

Barnfield Allotment Plant Sale 2015

I enjoy visiting different allotment sites.  There’s so much to look at and discover.  You even get the odd inspiration! Last weekend was Barnfield Allotment’s annual plant sale, I’m happy to say the weather was lovely 😀 (Last year it poured buckets which made shopping a bit on the wet side!). We decided to go…

Rhubarb In Abundance

The rhubarb patch is flourishing! I can’t believe how fast it grows – we can’t eat it quick enough! Lovely magenta thick stems of tangy and sweet deliciousness 🙂 there’s just too much of it.  I’ve been round to our neighbours and asked if they’d like some… ‘Yes please!’ 🙂 it’s great when you can…

Holker Garden Festival 2015

I’m really looking forward to visiting the Holker Garden Festival next weekend 🙂 It’ll be great to catch up with Pete and Gary from the Big Allotment Challange.  There’s some fab talks too.  Must get my copy of James Wong’s Grow for Flavor book so I can get it signed 🙂 There’s going to be…

Baby Bird Rescue

Well Monday afternoon was interesting…! I got a knock at the door, standing there was my friend looking frantic and relieved I was in.  She had a box in her hand full of cotton wool and paper towels.  Inside was a baby bird :O he was tiny, wriggling and looking rather sorry for himself.  He…

Drip Drip Drop

…a little April shower!  I have to say the weather has been rather lovely in the last few weeks 🙂 Not much rain at all.  The allotment needs some though, the earth is so dry and cracked.  Mr.B, Jassy and me went out on saturday, afternoon for a walk along the canal.  It started out…

New Feathery Residents

Last month I did a guest blog for Laura Ashley.  I reviewed some of their fab garden products 🙂 one of them was a rather lovely bird house. In the last few days I’ve been sat here in my creative corner, watching a little lady sparrow (I at first thought it was a male looking…

Book Review : The One-Pot Gourmet Gardener by Cinead McTernan

With our allotment being quite small, I always plan carefully what we grow in our limited space.  It’s surprising what you can grow in such a small area.   I’ve been thinking though… wouldn’t it be great to have some fresh salad leaves for our sandwiches, or strawberries that I can just pop into the garden and…

Happy Furday To Me

It’s been lovely spending time with Jassy and Mr.B today.  We went for a walk in a local park – so many beautiful springy flowers and colours around.  The birds were singing their hearts out – the soundtrack to our little adventure 🙂 Sitting down for 5 with a cappuccino and sharing cake, I got pretty excited…

Feeling Springy!

Burrrr it’s been a cold one today! But it’s been lovely to explore a local ‘secret garden’ with Jassy this afternoon 🙂 there’s so many pretty spring flowers dotted around, they break up the browny greens of winter.  Here’s what I’ve found…   It makes your heart flutter at the thought of spring being…