The Patient Gardener

The thing that struck me more than anything during our week in Cornwall was the wildflowers.  Anyone who has holidayed in Cornwall will know all about the narrow windy roads with...

Having watched the Great British Bake Off for a few years I decided it was about time I learnt to make bread.  I have tried in the past  and produced the...

The end of another month and another parcel from a Foodie Penpal. This month I was assigned Anna and Jamie at Manchester Foodies and I am pleased to see they enjoyed...

I am quite chuffed with myself at how the cake I have made for my parent’s 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary has turned out.  I am no cake decorator and have had...

I have a real weakness for a parcel, I adore receiving them.  In fact the actual receiving of the parcel is often more exciting than the contents which is why I...

It’s funny how the smallest achievement can give you a huge sense of satisfaction and bring a smile to your face.  Making four jars of strawberry jams was one of those...

… I know it’s not that revolutionary but for me it is a huge achievement.  My track record on preserves in recent years has been disastrous.  There was the marmalade which...

I have just finished my third term of Botanical Art.  This term I have concentrated on a more complicated picture and trying to conquer my fear of watercolour paint.  The plums...

I feel an overwhelming urge to share with you my Pavlova success.  I could pretend that I was suffering from a strawberry glut just as Anna at Greentapestry is but no...

To date I have been rather purist about my blog keeping it very much focussed on gardening but I have to admit that I have given in to the temptation of...