Secret Seed Club: March

Secret Seed Club: March

It’s a snow day here, and I am busy putting together the reward packs for my Secret Seed Club supporters. There’s still time to sign up, if you’re based in the UK and you like getting surprise seeds through the post. Nic at Dogwooddays is the latest...
2018 garden plan

2018 garden plan

This was the garden earlier in the month, when it experienced quite heavy snow. We had a bit more over the Christmas break, but it gone again now. Like many people, I choose to use these wintry days to plan my spring/summer garden! In May this year, I put in an order...
New for 2018…

New for 2018…

Happy midwinter everyone! For the last few weeks I have been deliberately trying to slow down, to spend some time relaxing and recuperating after a busy year. The garden has been doing the same, and so I have been leaving it to its own devices. When I have thought...
Book review: Flattened Fauna

Book review: Flattened Fauna

There’s a certainly delicious irony in the fact that my copy of Flattened Fauna: A field guide to common animals of roads, streets, and highways has become resolutely three-dimensional whilst I have been reading it. I couldn’t get it to flatten down for a...
A Gardening Journal

A Gardening Journal

How many of you keep an offline gardening journal/ diary? Or a planner? Do you buy a printed one, fresh each year? Or a new, shiny notebook? What information you you record? What do you wish you could remember to record?! Do you refer back to your journals from...
Where do you get your garden ideas?

Where do you get your garden ideas?

Interviewers always seem to ask fiction authors “Where do you get your ideas?” and I suspect they then have to come up with an answer than doesn’t make them look like a loon. Because the truth is that, although inspiration can come out of the blue, once you start...