Breaking my new year’s resolutions – one seed packet at a time.

My gardening resolutions for 2020 were: 1. Not to let germination get out of hand, thus spend the entire season pricking out, potting up and potting on, leaving no time for anything else.  2. To stake plants that need staking. I made an effort last season with my willow supports and cut flowers, but woeful … Continue reading Breaking my new year’s resolutions – one seed packet at a time.

Lovely Lithops!

Who couldn’t love a lithops?  I started growing these last year because they fulfilled my sowing/germination addiction without generating lots of extra plants that would need space in the garden. I’m now just a tiny bit in love with them. The plants are like small, squidgy sea creatures and wouldn’t look out of place in … Continue reading Lovely Lithops!

Chilli Pearls – growing Biquinho chillies

Some blog posts are spontaneous things, dashed off in an hour. This one is nearly a year in the making, and its satisfying to see a project through from start to finish. In January 2019 I had a meal out in Pizza Express and found tiny sweet chillies sprinkled through my Caesar salad.  I had … Continue reading Chilli Pearls – growing Biquinho chillies