Thank you ‘Little Lady’

This morning I received a very exciting email… Diane from the National Allotment Society informed me that I have WON FIRST PRIZE in their allotment photography competition!  I just couldn’t believe it 🙂 I’m completely over the moon and so happy I could burst.  They said they will try and use the other images I…

Bee Talk at Bud Garden Centre

I have to admit I’m slightly obsessed with bees.  After reading a book by James Dearsley ‘From A to Bee’, following his first year as a beginner beekeeper, I’m constantly thinking about beekeeping and all things of a buzzy nature 😀So it was perfect timing last week… me and Mr.B had a drive out to Bud Garden…

Fantastic Foxgloves

I only learnt yesterday that this week is Foxglove Week (Wednesday 28 May – Wednesday 4 June).  Armed with my camera, I’ve been out to our allotment to have a wander around the site, taking pictures of the striking towers of foxgloves 😀 So, I’m celebrating Foxglove Week with you… Here they are looking fabulous on…

English Summers

There’s something quintessentially English about canals.  A hazy summers day walk, white fluffy clouds, blue sky, the flowers blowing in the breeze. It’s been such a lovely hot weekend, feeling very much like summer 🙂 a little bit too hot to be working on the allotment.  We made the most of Sunday afternoon, strolling down…

Don’t You Just Love Freebies

The other week our new allotment neighbours gave us their surplus brassicas 😀 We’ve got some cauliflowers, broccoli and sprouts. Over the long weekend, armed with a trowel and some dolomite lime (we use this mixed in with the soil to prevent clubroot, which is rife on our site) we planted a mini brassica patch. This should…

Contrasting Colours Of Spring

I popped out for my daily walk with Jassy in the glorious sunshine. The birds were singing away and the bees were very busy, covered in pollen 😀 Snowdrops fade to crocuses to daffodils… it made me think of all the flowers that are out at the moment, even the dandelions look pretty, illuminated in the sunshine…

A Visit To Frithy’s…

What can be better after a long walk in the sunshine than stopping off at a quaint and quirky Tea Room… Frithy’s 🙂 Frithy’s is set in the beautiful village of Far Sawrey, just down the road from Hill Top House (Beatrix Potter’s home), in the South Lakes. This lovely place has brought to life the…

Recipe : Rhubarb Crumble

I just wanted to share with you a rhubarb recipe that Mr.B has made me on many occasions (he’s quite the Delia!).  It’s really easy to make and so tasty 😀 We’ve got tons of rhubarb on the allotment at the mo… we’ll be making crumbles by the bucket load 🙂 Ingredients: •5 medium sticks of…