I love planning. I have lists, sub lists, sub sub lists. When it comes to gardening I like to start planning on the 1st of September. Why? Well if you want a great spring, with healthy plants and rich soil, then you have to get your organic garden ready now. I always think of September … Continue reading How to Get Your Organic Garden Ready for Autumn (Fall)
Wildflower watching became an activity itself on our holiday. Having seen the clouds of insects surrounding these...it made me realise that exotic 'pollinator plants' have nothing on the natives.
Don't waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come.Mario Quintana Growing up, we had two big glass picture frames filled with dead butterflies. Pinned to a board, they were skewered, dry and drained of colour. I hated them, but also liked looking at them too. There weren't that many butterflies … Continue reading Mend your Garden so the Butterflies will Come
Buying food to feed the birds is costing way more than tuppence these days. I've been trying to grow wild food and attract more insects into my garden to provide a more natural source.
After 5 years of tidying, lack of organic matter and absolutely NO mulching, the Vinca minor (lesser periwinkle) and other groundcover plants had left behind a wasteland. Was it possible to re-grow my soil?