It’s lavender season again and I love to make wands with the freshly cut stems. They’re charming on display, make great gifts, or can be stashed in a drawer or airing cupboard to lightly scent your laundry. Have you ever wanted to make a wand, but aren’t sure how? Well, go cut yourself some fresh … More How to Make a Lavender Wand
This week I’ve been digging a new flowerbed. I’ve been dying to get started on the area around the hazel tree near our gate. This end of the allotment has been neglected since we took the plot on in March. The ground is heavy clay and tough to dig, although there’s been plenty of thistle … More Starting the Flower Beds
We were lucky enough to have an extra pair of hands on the plot last Thursday when our friend Chris popped over for “a tour.” The inverted commas are because we waited until we’d locked him into the allotment site before breaking the news that we actually meant manual labour. Chris is an ex-florist and … More Gifts and Helping Hands
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