Monthly Archives: May 2020

Lavender LOVE   I’m going to let you in on a gardening secret… if you want to look like a super-green-thumb garden superstar but you don’t really want to work too hard at it, plant lavender. Okay, I might be a bit biased because lavender is a bit of a “thing” in my life, like […]

Cocktail Hour in the Garden  When you think of fresh grown herbs the first thought is of cooking, but adding a little green into your glass is something you should consider. Using herbs to liven up a cocktail (both alcoholic and non) is something everyone should try. It can be as simple as popping a sprig of […]

Marvelous Mint  Mint to most people is a flavour of gum or toothpaste. Don’t be one of these people, they are missing out. Mint is both a herb and an attractive low-maintenance plant, everyone should grow at least one. As a herb, its versatility is amazing. You can slice it up and toss it in fruit salad to immediately add zing. A green salad gets a […]

Container gardening is definitely all the rage, and judging by the number of pots, the bags of outdoor planting soil and the flats of “basket stuffers” that are moving out of the garden centres in the past few weeks, valley decks and patios will be looking spectacular this summer. You can create fabulous container gardens […]

Tomatoes and Peppers – “some like it hot” Of all the different veggies you could choose to grow, the most satisfying are tomatoes and peppers. Nothing you could ever buy in a store is ever going to taste as good as a still-warm-from-the-sun plump ripe tomato picked out of your own garden. Homegrown peppers are […]

Container gardening is definitely all the rage, and judging by the number of pots, the bags of outdoor planting soil and the flats of “basket stuffers” that are moving out of the garden centres in the past few weeks, valley decks and patios will be looking spectacular this summer. You can create fabulous container gardens […]

  Let’s be honest, we are going to be spending a lot more time at home this summer. So this spring let’s start something to create a space that will bring us joy all summer. If you haven’t already tried a hanging basket now is the time. If you have tried one before, stick with me, there […]