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…

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…

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…

Let The Chitting Begin

This weekend me and Mr.Bee visited a local potato day 🙂 Who’d have thought there were so many different varieties of spuds?  We were spoilt for choice really!  Armed with a list of the potatoes on offer, we walked around with our box ready to fill up.  There were herbs, vegetable seeds, fruit trees and…

A Bee In My Bonnet

Back in September, I visited a farm on Snake Pass in the Peak District, with a group of lovely beekeepers from Cheshire Beekeepers’ Association. Some of the people from the group took their hives to the farm last August, using their strong colonies to feast on the delicious heather in the rolling purple tinged hills, surrounding the farm.Suited…

Happy Halloweeeeen!

Wishing you all a spooky Halloween… 😀 This year’s pumpkin feels more special, because we’ve grown it ourselves 🙂 Here’s Peter pumpkin’s journey… And here his journey ends… I’ll be enjoying some pumpkin soup and will try my hand a making a pumpkin pie with the rest of my little pumpkin family 😀 I’m off on…