“...why not let nature show you a few things? Cutting grass and pulling weeds can be a way of life... Lilacs on a bush are better than orchids. And dandelions and devil grass are better! Why? Because they bend you over and turn you away from all the people and the town for a little [...]

Perlite/Vermiculite Experiment

In a previous post I talked about the benefits of using perlite and vermiculite in your potting compost. One of the things I had learned was that you can grow seeds directly in either of them without the need for any compost. So I decided to test the theory by trying just that. So, here [...]

Perlite or Vermiculite

When I started my garden I got all excited and got loads of stuff without really knowing what it was or why I needed it. You know how it is you go to the garden centre to get yourself a bag of compost, the next minute your leaving with 3 bags of compost, 10 packs [...]

Apparently there is more than one type of tomato plant.

So I have grown tomatoes before and never really realised that they have grown differently. Some have just grown without any help and others have needed some guidance and gentle persuasion to even stand a chance of surviving let alone produce any fruit. Last year my tomatoes failed miserably. Looking back now I know they [...]

Excuses Excuses

"New year, new start" I said. "Time for a change" I said.. Yeah well I think you know where I'm going with this.  My blogging lasted a few weeks, learning Spanish lasted as long as it takes to say "No hablo español" and my veg garden, well lets say I used a broken pane of [...]