• Christmas Cocktails

    Christmas Cocktails

    As promised here are some more Christmas cocktails I’ve been trying out. Santa’s Little Helper 1 part golden rum ½ part Chambord ½ part cranberry cordial 2 part... Read more

    Posted on 19 December 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Red Rudolph


    December is nearly upon us and I’m an unashamed lover of Christmas! I’m like a big kid who starts to get excited as soon as I open the first door on my advent... Read more

    Posted on 29 November 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Wish List – Hot Border & Banana Bench

    Wish List Border Banana Bench

    I’ve recently been creating a Hot border at one of the gardens where I work. It’s been a real success, everything has settled and grown really well and the... Read more

    Posted on 24 September 2013 GARDENING
  • Kitchen Garden – I’ve Been Busy!

    Kitchen Garden I’ve Been Busy!

    Things have been moving on a pace here, clearly reflected in the number of recent posts and the boys being off school for summer! A few pictures to show you wha... Read more

    Posted on 24 September 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Beetroot Daiquiri

    Beetroot Daiquiri

    Last weekend I was chatting to my freakishly healthy older brother (if you’re reading this I mean freakishly in the nicest possible way!) and he was telling me... Read more

    Posted on 24 August 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Strawberry Delight

    Strawberry Delight

    There is nothing that heralds summer more than freshly picked strawberries.  Here is a cocktail that definitely helps to celebrate summer! Read more

    Posted on 03 August 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Bellis Perennis

    Bellis Perennis

    Whilst gardening for one of my clients the other day she brought me out a cup of tea a bickie (yes, I have lovely clients!) and on the tray was a little vase... Read more

    Posted on 18 June 2013 GARDENING
  • English Garden Cocktail

    English Garden Cocktail

    This was last nights cocktail, tested out over the fence with my neighbours. The verdict…..delicious. Plenty of time to nip down to the shops, grab the... Read more

    Posted on 01 June 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • My Greenhouse!


    What better way to spend a bank holiday weekend than building a greenhouse! The concrete perimeter base was done a few weeks ago….. my shoulder is still... Read more

    Posted on 28 May 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Greenhouse Update

    Greenhouse Update

    The on going saga that is my greenhouse…. I hope I’m not the only one where things seem to take an age! The perimeter concrete footing I planned to use moved... Read more

    Posted on 28 May 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Tomatoes


    I had a packet of Tomato ‘Sweet Million’, it was about 7 years past it sow by date but you don’t know unless you try so I sowed the lot (~20). Read more

    Posted on 15 May 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Malvern Flower Show 2013

    Malvern Flower Show 2013

    I’ve been lucky enough to be involved with my local schools showgarden at Malvern again this year. It’s been wonderful to see just how much we’ve been able to... Read more

    Posted on 10 May 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Plant Labels

    Plant Labels

    I don’t know about anyone else but I’m always after creative, cheap and long lasting ways to label plants. I’ve been meaning to label my raspberries as I have... Read more

    Posted on 29 April 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Competition – Chelsea Tickets!

    Competition Chelsea Tickets!

    Who fancies a trip to Chelsea this year? (Me, me, me!) Jacques Vert are running a competition to win a pair of tickets to this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. The... Read more

    Posted on 22 April 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Passion Fruit Cocktail

    Passion Fruit Cocktail

    This one is delicious! 25ml Disaronno 25ml vodka 75ml Passion Fruit puree 1tsp fresh lemon juice Put all the ingredients into a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake... Read more

    Posted on 22 April 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Strawberry Army

    Strawberry Army

    The lesson learnt is have faith that germination will be successful and don’t sow too many! Here is my wild strawberry (‘Mignonette’) army, 70+ plants, a few... Read more

    Posted on 17 April 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Passion Fruit Martini

    Passion Fruit Martini

    I’ve been a little remiss with cocktail night, I know how did that happen! I recently ordered some passion fruit puree so I thought tonight would be perfect... Read more

    Posted on 12 April 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Greenhouse Base

    Greenhouse Base

    I must admit sub zero temperatures do put me off venturing outdoors for very long. I love the heat and even when we’re having one of our rare UK heatwaves you... Read more

    Posted on 02 April 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Go Garden Go!


    It’s action stations here.  I’ve got a new business idea which involves my garden, all will be revealed in a couple of months.  I’m having to step it up a gear... Read more

    Posted on 19 March 2013 DRINK, GARDENING
  • Cocktail Night – We’re Jammin!

    Cocktail Night We’re Jammin!

    Well it’s Friday night so you know what that means…… cocktails and tonight also sees the return of Gardeners’ World to our screens. This is my take on a cocktai... Read more

    Posted on 08 March 2013 DRINK, GARDENING