Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Back to Basics - Sowing Seeds for Square Foot Gardening - Leeks

Sowing Seeds for the Square Foot Garden - Leeks

Hi everyone,

We'd be crazy to think that Winter is over and Spring is on the way, this week in the UK we're expecting sleet, snow and temperatures barely above freezing. However it is possible to get some seeds sown right now, lets get going with some leeks for the Square Foot Garden.

In this video we're sowing Sutton Seeds Leek Lyon Prizetaker. One packet contains on average 300 seeds for just £1.55 (that's less than 1 penny per leek!), as opposed to approximately £2.50 for 1 kilo of loose leeks from the supermarket, and money can't buy the fun involved in growing your own fruit and vegetables.

So here we go, the first in a back-to basics guide to grow your own.

Rebecca xx

Monday, 21 January 2019

My Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) collection 2019 update

My Orchids are looking beautiful - come and see

Hi everyone,
This week's video is an update of my lovely Phalaenopsis orchid collection. 9 out of 11 are flowering right now, but one of them is not doing so well, so I give it an emergency repotting after discovering mould on the root system!

Come and see how I get on,
Rebecca xx

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Meet the Hamsters Part 2 - Taming a hamster

Taming a Syrian Hamster - my technique

Hi everyone!

Well this week's video is a leap of faith for me, trying to tame my new Syrian hamster Charlie - I haven't tried to hold a hamster since I was a teenager - the fear of pain is real 😅

Be prepared for super-cute footage of both Charlie, and Bertie my Winter White Russian Dwarf hamster 😊🐹🐹

Rebecca xx

Monday, 7 January 2019

Hellebores - An important Winter job to do today

Hi there!
Despite the expression on my face, I was really pleased with this week's video. It was 2 degrees C and I was lying on the ground, but I was getting a really important garden job done - winter pruning my Hellebores.

Flick back through the blog posts and you'll see how much I love and treasure these wonderful winter/spring flowering perennials. They are usually the very first splash of colour for the year, they hold their heads shyly and have to be tilted skywards to be appreciated, they provide some of the first forage for early pollinators and they are very undemanding.

This is a really quick video, so strap in and enjoy 😊

Rebecca xx

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Planting a Terrarium - Tutorial

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe it's 2019 already?

Today's video is focusing on terrariums and planting different sorts, open, closed, tropical, succulent. It's a long one, so grab a cuppa and enjoy.
Rebecca xx