Monthly Archives: July 2010

Picked my first tomatoes…

So exciting and the smell of them was fantastic when I opened the mini greenhouse door… It’s a smell from my childhood when I helped water my Dad’s tomatoes. Not all of them are ready, I have a fantastic display of green ones all different shapes and sizes. The ones I have picked are called […]

RHS – Tatton Flower Show

I’ve just heard that the BBC has filmed one of the frames on the Access Garden Products stand at Tatton Flower Show. It will be shown at 8 pm Friday evening on BBC 2! This is a programme dedicated to Tatton Flower Show and is on just before Gardeners World. Carol Klein is discussing the […]

Think herbs – think Jekka McVicar

The first raised bed which measures 4’ x 4’ is now empty of onions and cabbage. It’s nearest the house and is just begging to be a pretty herb bed.  I love to see an organised herb bed displaying lots of beautiful varieties and colours. Over breakfast at Hampton Court, I said to my colleague […]

Taking stock of what has and hasn’t grown

Looking around the show gardens at Hampton Court made me realise what a beginner I really am. My inexperience has made me lose plants and harvest because I should have been on top of them a bit more…Why do I say this? I should have cut back tomatoes more and not let them ‘do their […]

HOT! HOT! Hampton Court

What a week to pick for Hampton Court Flower Show.  The weather just got hotter and hotter. I had taken sun dresses and lots of sun cream just in case the forecast was correct, but you never know do you? The Access Garden Products stand was the nicest I have ever seen.  They received a […]

I’m off to Hampton Court Flower Show

The weather forecast sounds ok so I’ve packed my sun dresses and rain coat! Hampton Court is a lovely show as you can buy plants there. I want to visit Jekka McVicar who specialises in herbs. I want to change my first 4′ by 4′ raised bed into a herb bed in a pattern that […]

My new daily routine

When I wake up – after my spine tingling drink of Aloe and then a cup of tea, I have a new routine. I told the kids – first come first served with the strawberries. If they are red and ready – pick them and eat them. So now I pull of my dressing gown […]