A surprise gem in the heart of the Norfolk countryside

Guest blogger, Clean Living Clare has been to visit this fantastic garden, built by the colourful Alan Gray. The garden is divided into ‘rooms’, and is stuffed with tonnes of unusual and rare plants! East Ruston Vicarage Garden is nestled in Norfolk Countryside, just a couple of miles from the coast, so close that you can actually see the gorgeous…

Introducing people-proof plants (Part One)

Hmm, a few of my Facebook fans got me thinking the other day. There are lots of listings and advice for slug-proof plants, rabbit-proof plants, and so on. But, how about PEOPLE-proof plants. Plants that don’t fail, even when you and your garden do.. I have used my experience and knowledge to choose 10 plants that I…

Costa Rica day 10: cantering

I slept heavy. Maybe it was the mojito, bailey’s and beef combo? We waited longer than usual for an unusually soggy breakfast. I’m not sure how beans, rice and egg can be soggy, but they were! Today, a select few of us (Hannah, Sam and I) would be horse-riding! We walked into town, and were…

Costa Rica day 4: swimming in our boots

We awoke to much excitement from the late card game playing boys, a frog had entered the card game, and proceeded to be photographed. It is indeed was pretty, and it made me happy that it had made otherwise-macho Chris scream.