How to Look After Strawberries

Strawberries are awesome plants; they’re simple to grow, fruit easily and propagate with little effort. The hardest part is probably keeping pests like slug and snails away from those yummy berries! If you want to maximise your crop, you need to do a little work at the end of the fruiting season. Older plants may need throwing out, debris needs to be cut and tidied away and the runners can… Continue reading

Drought and Negligence

The rain has come, finally, and its not too surprising after having our summer a season early and with Wimbledon just around the corner. Surely, the latter in itself is reason enough for the heaven’s to open and blissful, plentiful rain to fall. Whilst the driest spring for decades has affected life in my ornamental garden, causing me to start watering madly to protect desperate seedlings in need of a… Continue reading

The Perfect Weather

Plants across Britain must be singing a merry song after the weather they’ve enjoyed this week. A grey and wet start gave them the much needed juice they needed, whilst the hot latter ending to the week has brought on an explosion of growth, greeness and goodness. Crisp lettuces, spindling peas and burgeoning potatoes are just some of the merry assortment that have enjoyed the great British weather. Down on… Continue reading

An Allotment Marathon

I have to admit, work on the allotment has been rather lacklustre of late. I find motivation to actually leave the house and head over to our little farm rather hard to come by, and by the time I’ve finished work, worked out, or generally caught up on other chores, the last thing I want to do is go out again. Added to the fact that marathon training claimed most… 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.