Author Archives: gpadmin

Slate backed moth!

I visited Malvern Autumn Show last Sunday and helped Jane on the Implementations copper tool stand. It was lovely to meet lots of fellow copper tool users who have had amazing results using copper tools and as I listened to Jane explain why she thinks they work so well, I learned so much. She talked […]

A hopping chicken!

We have 6 chickens – all girls! One of them is the brains of the operation and we called her ‘Ginger’. The others seem to have very little brains and are all called ‘Dave’. Katie witnessed one of the Daves jumping from the roof of the hen house, which isn’t very far from the ground. […]

Fresh tomato pasta sauce

For this recipe I used home grown tomatoes, basil mint leaves, onions and garlic!  How fab is that?! 2lb fresh tomatoes – skinned. 2 table spoons olive oil 3 medium size onions 2 or 3 cloves garlic 12 leaves of fresh basil A wedge of fresh parmesan Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons Crème fraiche Drop […]

Keep on sowing … keep on growing

We have had lots of rain overnight and I’ve decided to have a slow start to the day as it’s grey outside. So with a hot mug of coffee in hand and not a child in the house washed!  I sat down with my ‘Marhsalls’ catalogue and read the heading ‘keep on sowing, keep on […]

Southport Flower Show

This week sees the start of ‘Southport Flower Show’. From the 19th – 22nd August. This brings back many many happy memories for me. Having lived out my teenage years in Southport with a fantastic bunch of friends. I remember visiting the Flower Show which is well worth doing and losing my Grandad! Of course, […]

Order your strawberries now for next year

I have just ordered my strawberry plants for my new raised bed. I have gone through ‘Marhsalls’ because their service is very good. I ordered 12 of ‘Marshmarvel’ (earlies), Marshmellow (main) and Amelia (late). They will be dispatched in September. The plan is to get a consistent crop next year – just need to get […]


When I get motivated, I can move a mountain.  I feel so confident in my ability that I won’t let anyone put me down or listen to that voice in my head that tells me what I want to achieve is impossible. Do you ever feel like that? Sometimes dreams get shelved whilst other things […]

All grown up and ready to pick….

I think I must be the only person alive who prefers the watching and waiting and tidiness of young plants and seedlings to the grown up ready to pick stage. I know this is what it’s all about, picking and eating, which is lovely.  But I can’t wait now to cut down the tomato plants […]

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 […]