sara | July 6, 2009
I recently planted some nasturtium seeds purchased for a mere 19p, a bargain. I was delighted when the seeds germinated and produced lovely plants with beautiful flowers. The nasturtiums are now flowering and they provide a splash of colour in the veg garden.
Nasturtium leaves and flowers can be eaten. They can be added to salads [...]
sara | May 20, 2009
Whilst eating my lunch I caught the Chelsea Flower Show and was reminded how beautiful the aquilegia is.
I have a purple aquilegia and a pink aquilegia in my garden. The purple variety is flowering at the moment. The large plant I had last year has not grown so big this year although I do seem [...]
sara | May 14, 2009
I am delighted to have bluebells growing in the orchard this year. I have quite a few clumps of bluebells in amongst the nettles and trees!
The months of April and May are the time of year to see bluebells growing in the woodlands of the UK.
Bluebells grow well at this time of year as the [...]
sara | March 17, 2009
On Sunday I decided to sow some flower seeds.
I have sown the following flower seeds:
Alyssum – Carpet Snow – Hardy Annual.
Delphinium – Pacific Giants Mixed – Hardy Perennial.
Lobelia – Crystal Place – Half Hardy Annual.
Nasturtium – Tom Thumb Mixed – Hardy Annual.
Dahlia – Dwarf Double Mixed – Half Hardy Perennial.
Hollyhock – Double Mixed – Hardy [...]
sara | December 30, 2008
inter Jasmine is blooming in my garden at the moment.
In fact it is the only colour my garden seems to have at the moment.
What is blooming in your garden at the moment and what colours are lighting up your garden?
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sara | June 17, 2008
I did a seed swop with Lucy @ Smallest Smallholding (thanks Lucy) and one of the seed varieties she sent me were sweetpea. Sweetpeas always remind me of my Grandparents and particularly my Grandad who always had sweetpeas growing at the cottage they lived in when I was growing up.
pink sweetpeasI love the colours and the scent [...]
sara | June 16, 2008
I did a seed swop with Linz @ The Pondering Sheep (thanks Linz) and one of the seed varieties she sent me were mesembryanthemums.
My mum loves these so I wanted to have a go at growing them from seed. I must say that they have done really well and I now have a garden full of [...]
sara | May 5, 2008
Fresh flowers from the garden are a lovely addition to your home as they bring a little bit of the outdoors inside. I have been inspired by Fiona from The Cottage Smallholder to have fresh flowers from the garden in my house, so thanks Fiona.
This little vase of fresh flowers has fragrant hyacinths, petite white [...]
sara | April 20, 2008
Can anyone help me to identify this perennial flower? It grows in full sun and the leaves are small and slim. The flowers are pink with a hint of white on them and the stigma and stamen in the centre are very yellow.
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sara | March 25, 2008
Soilman kindly sent me some lily seeds (lilium regale) last year and I have recently planted the seeds following Soilman’s excellent instructions.
I have never grown lilies from seed so I look forward to seeing the results. I have just read on Soilman’s site that his seeds have germinated. I am going to head out to [...]