Gardening and Mental Health

Its been a long time since my last blog post, but as it is World Mental Health day today (10th October.) I wanted to share how gardening has helped me face, and I wouldn’t say overcome but learn to live with my mental health issues. A Potted History about Mental Health and Me I’ve struggled …

Spring sadness and madness

Its been a while since my last post but I’ve been a busy boy.  Spent some time in Western Australia I would say topping up the tan ready for the summer in the UK, but with my approach to sun safety, I slapped on the SPF 50 and came back only marginally less pale than …

I ❤ Magnolias

Spring is definitely springing and to accompany the rising tide of blooms from ornamental cherries, Japanese apricots and Sloe comes sweeping into the stage; the Magnolia. While former have flowers that are transient Magnolia flowers are sturdy and substantial.  Where I live, there must have been, at some point in the past a craze for …

Compost: Brown Gold

Oh, dear another blog post from someone banging on about the wonders of composting. Compost and composting might not be glamorous but it is vital, and there is nothing better than holding some lovely crumbly compost in your bare hands. Compost handling is a strictly no glove activity. I find composting quite addictive. I put …

On Your Marks

It's early February and the days are slowly drawing out as spring approaches. In the garden the Snowdrops, Cyclamen coum and Crocus are in flower showing that winter is behind us, although not far behind as I am reminded when the wind blows in from the east. Now is the time that I begin to …