20 totally cool facts about cucumbers!

World Cucumber Day is being celebrated on June 14th, so I felt it was the perfect time to delve into the world of this intriguing green fruit. After all, what else is 2 foot long, 95% water and able to cure a squeaky hinge?! Cucumbers originate from south East Asia. Cucumbers can be up to…

It’s Easter.. it’s time to get planting!

It’s Easter this weekend and I’ve managed to sniff out a great deal on a huge range of seeds and plants. Every item in the range at Thompson & Morgan is 20% OFF until Monday! I always remember the Easter holidays when I was a kid. I’d be so excited to have so much time off to…

Finally: Grow your Own is starting to make sense…

Woo-hoo! I managed to nab one of the last tickets for James Wong’s extra special talk at the RHS Lindley Library this week! I was sat amongst the highest concentration of gardening knowledge for miles around, and that wasn’t just the books! As the room filled up, the audience got to sup a complimentary glass…

The Big Allotment Challenge- my thoughts

At times it was a little extreme in its demands on the contestants; such as “you must display 3 radishes of equal sizes”, but on the whole I found the Big Allotment Challenge to be fun and light-hearted. It was, dare I say, a nice little introduction to growing your own for the ‘black-fingered’ amongst…