June 21, 2018

The 14th of June - what a windy day to visit Helen's wildlife garden, which is tucked in the hills away North-West of Rothienorman. She is busy preparing for her open days at her garden the 24th - 29th of June. Whilst the final weeding is in progress to make things loo...

June 7, 2018

A garden should not just be a beautiful space, it has to be a place you use. What have you been doing outside in the garden in the sunny weather? Has something stopped you from using it the way you would have liked to? Maybe it is time for a little rethink in that case...

May 21, 2018

Recently I have been asked frequently how to decide what plants to go for. Whether to grow vegetables or ornamentals. Believe it or not but this is not a straightforward thing to give a simple answer to. So here a little insight in the best steps to take when planning...

February 5, 2018

Hooray for the #noplastic movement. Go the extra mile and use your garden to help restore the world a little bit.

January 19, 2018

It is heartening to read that two of the main trends for 2018 are sustainable garden design and wildlife gardening, in addition to a further surge in the number of people growing their own food. It is what I do, after all. Yet the term sustainable might mean something...

May 2, 2016

Composite decking should be considered as a material choice in its own right, not a wood substitute. I review one of the more sustainable options out there.


When I received a sample pack with a new range of composite decking material, I must admit I was pleasantly surp...

April 28, 2016

Four years ago it was the day I said yes to my lovely husband. What an amazing memory. And what is also lovely is that even tough they are late this year - I moved a lot of the actual flowers that were in my bouquet to our new garden in Aberdeenshire. And they are almo...

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