One of our main focuses in trying to be green is by encouraging plants to grow. Whether you plant a tree to capture CO2, grow flowers for bees or reduce your food miles by growing your own fruit and veg it all makes a difference. Gardening is so rewarding and can be very easy.

  • brassica seedlings

    What to sow in August

    While August is a busy time for harvesting it’s also a time to start thinking ahead. Now is the time to plan for the long wet winter. Writing this on the hottest day…

  • massive harvest

    Summer on the plot

    July and August are the months in vegetable gardening when all the hard work really becomes worth it. The plot is visibly and audibly alive. Insects hum, fruit ripens, the sun often shines.…

  • lazy housewife beans

    Full of Beans

    Oh my goodness I love french beans. Green, purple or yellow. Tender and crunchy. Juicy with the tiny bite of the immature bean seed! I think french beans might be my favourite vegetable.…

  • jostaberry flowers

    April Flowers

    March and April are really exciting months for me. Spring is properly underway and everything is coming to life. I am always oddly relieved when spring comes. I am not a winter person…

  • View of the allotment

    My Allotment

    Here is a bit of sunshine and the tale of our allotment. We got an overgrown plot 8 years ago. It was on a site that was allotments many years ago but had…