Surlingham, Norfolk


Lucy’s Greenhouse – Part 2

If you want to add a little colour to your garden and have a go at growing your own plants, my top 5 seed suggestions are easy to grow, whilst still giving you a diverse range of plants. They include long lasting summer colour annuals, beautiful fragrant flowers and everlasting perennials. Just using these simple
seed choices will bring vibrant colour, energy and new and exciting wildlife to your garden.

Lucy’s Greenhouse – Part 1

Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted my very own ‘Monty Don’ greenhouse. If you don’t know what I mean, I am referring to those wonderful Victorian style greenhouses, with beautiful brick bases and decorative cresting’s on top. For me, they are total perfection! My parents always said, ‘good things come to those…
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January Blues

For anyone who knows me I have two massive passions in life – Gardening (obviously) and Hockey. A combination of both keeps me balanced and grounded. Unfortunately, back in September last year I was playing a national league hockey game, where I sustained a horrific injury. A couple of broken bones and 3 hours of…
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Royal Norfolk Show Success 2018

I am thrilled to tell you all about my wonderful experience at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show and my multi-award-winning show garden at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show. Whilst I was confident about my concept, as it was my first ever show garden, I was really anxious about how it would all go! First of…
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‘Hedge’ your bets…

Gone are the times you go out and buy Leyland cypress trees (Cuprocyparis leylandii ) for your garden hedging.  Although they are a very fast-growing evergreen tree which can offer privacy quickly, I personally feel that they are a little dated and symbolise the old way of gardening. Also, dare I say it? They’re a…
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Sweet Peas: To pinch or not to pinch?

What is better than picking beautiful sweet peas from your garden to enjoy that delicious fragrance of theirs? Happy, healthy sweet peas will produce huge amounts of flowers during their lifetime. So I guess the question for the green fingered folk out there is; “How do I get the healthiest sweet peas?” When searching for…
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