Roses, the plant of love!

Roses have been a symbol of love for many thousands of years. Some people think it could of be back as far as roman times. The Roman god Venus, the goddess of love, favourite flower was indeed a rose. This lead to the fresh petals of the fragrant Rosa gallica, being spread over the beds…

Small changes can reduce our environmental impact-part 1, our soil

There’s no room for any doubt now that our world environment is changing. The worlds environment of course is always changing, no year, Century is the same but it’s pretty clear now, that we as humans are hastening up this change. One striking statement made the other day at Palmsteads soft landscaping day, was from…

I have been a little quiet…….

It’s been a while since I lasted blogged. I supposed it’s been for many reasons but mainly based around that horrible word time! I supposed I ended up trying to do too much with the blog and with the added pressures of having 4 kids, a partner, a life style change and a business, something…

Six on Saturday 5th of January 2019

A massive happy new year to you all and a great colder start it is as well. The first few days here in Hampshire has seen the mercury drop down to -5c, bringing the coldest snap of the winter so far, lets just hope we get a few days of this to kill off the…

a wildlife review of 2018

I have always so loved seeing wildlife around both within the garden and outside in. This love has been there since childhood, where I spent hours watching blackbirds nesting within the hedges that surrounded our house, spending ages within rock pools, seeing what would crawl out of the woodwork. Even during the times I was…

6 on Saturday 29/12/2018

Well it’s party time so I thought I would be fashionably late, not too late so all that is left is the alcohol that no one else wants but just so I wasn’t the first here. I must admit some was due to it still being dark outside and then I forgot I had a…

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas

To all those you come over and ready my ramblings about plantly based things, I would like to say a very big thank you for all your support and wish you all the best Christmas possible! May your stockings contain all that your heart desires and your dreams come true Happy Christmas one and all

Six on Saturday 22nd of December 2018

Well this is my first proper blog for a while and tbh I have missed being part of the #sixinsaturday team so excellently built up by its founder The Propagator. Its the last Saturday before Christmas and I was thinking about doing a special one just maybe about Christmas within the garden or Christmas plants,…

Workshops and Speaker days at Sculpture by the lakes

For the next year in conjunction with the very beautiful gardens, set in the rolling Dorset countryside, we are running garden workshops and talks, both utilising the gardens onsite. Sculpture by the lakes highlights the stunning sculptures of Simon Gudgeon and with the ex fishing lakes now moulded into the beautiful site it is now,…