aquadulce claudia

New Seeds

It’s THAT time of the year. You know what I mean….you arrive home from work. It’s dark. It’s gloomy. But, ‘oh look’, there’s a huge stack of seed catalogues to snuggle up to. You warn yourself only to look, to order a couple of packets at most, but before you know it there are packets and boxes and envelopes of exciting seeds, bulbs and other goodies arriving at… Continue reading

Rotovation Tales

With some sunny weather finally gracing a happy Sunday, Mary and I set off to the allotment with some much need gusto. We attempted to rotovate last week, but our beast of a machine failed miserably. A roaring engine and we were off until, less than a minute later, a gurgling sound squeaked out from under the carburetor and the engine died. It was highly frustrating and try as we… Continue reading

Claudia’s Going to Ground

In 2010 my efforts at growing broad beans were distinctly poor. The few seeds that I haphazardly sowed into the ground in December were plagued by water-logging and poor sunlight, and I’m afraid I never gave them the time of day to resuscitate them. Meanwhile, whilst I grew a plethora of seedlings on my windowsill, it got to a point where they were so leggy that I had to plant… Continue reading


I'm Geoff, and I'm a plant hoarder.

Like magpies collect bright shiny things, I can't resist plants. An exquisite flower, soft ferny foliage or a beautiful majestic tree - I love them all!

Here, I'll indulge in all things flora and share my passion. Join me as I develop my garden and hoard more plants without apology.