Growing Aloe vera

A short simple guide on growing Aloe vera, and a look into the usefulness of our little prickly friend, from treating burns to boosting the immune system.


Garlic and Basil Spray

¬†Garlic and Basil Spray In my imagination, the air above the garden is a busy highway of bugs and pests. Above our hectic lives and calming gardens, they’re just cruising around on the lookout for something delicious to eat. Whether it be your favourite flowers or that very special vegetable […]


Moringa Oliefera

Moringa Oleifera has been widely cultivated for thousands of years due to its rapid growth and many health benefits. The high content of essential vitamins like calcium, potassium, vitamins A ans C, iron and magnesium, make the tiny leaves enormously nutritious.

Give Bees A Chance

The destruction of bee’s natural habitat is becoming a global problem due to the overuse of pesticides. Here are some ideas that can help our fuzzy little friends from our own gardens.

Happy New Year

Thoughts for the New Year

As the New Year grows closer, I would like to end this festive period with some final thoughts to consider in the new growing season. I know that you are all itching to get out there and some are already preparing the patches and anxiously anticipating what to plant at allotment.

creature chronicles

Creepy Creature Chronicles

The Creepy Creature Chronicles is a growing collection of bugs, insects and creatures from bees to butterflies, snails to spiders and many more.

Soily Dreams

About me

It all started in a small garden greenhouse in an almost forgotten town in the North-East of England. Allotment and pigeon sheds once littered the landscape and across the town the flower trade bloomed. Pansies and petunia, tulips and tomatoes, chrysanthemums and calendula. Bulbs and blossoms flowed out of every garden.


Thoughts for Spring

With Spring just around the corner, its a great time to think about those crucial chores and exciting new projects to start in the new growing season.