This weekend was spent dodging the rain and keeping it slow and steady. With the first week of term, and the back to school alarm clock, we want this first weekend of September to be really slow paced. After the morning at home, we ventured out to the botanical garden for a wander around the tropical glasshouses. A favourite of mine, but when I mentioned it to the kids that we should visit, they did half moan! ‘Oh god, that’s
This summer I am all over rattan chairs for the garden. Especially these, above – looks gorgeous doesn’t it? I found this image via Pinterest and immediately fell in love, this could be my own garden, right?. I actually have a rattan / wicker cane chair (whatever they are called) from my childhood, it was given to me by my parents in the 80’s for one of my birthdays… I still have it, but I am reluctant to leave it out
I’m green fingered through and through. Loving plants of all manner, from spiky cacti to blousey roses to rows of cabbages. All plants bring out a nurturing passion in me, a yearn to make a beautiful green oasis even in my small back garden. I get my passion for gardening from my mum, and her from my nan, and her from Elsie, my great grandmother. It’s an inherited green gene, well I like to think of it like that anyway.
The Gardenista website is one of my favourite reads, ‘a sourcebook for cultivated living’, it has everything that a garden/plant obsessed person needs. So when I was asked if I wanted to review a copy of their book ‘Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Living’ I leapt at the chance.