Our Dinosaur Day Out

My usual posts about our trips tend to be garden or farm focused, but I’m straying away from that theme just this once to talk about our recent day out for our dinosaur mad preschooler’s birthday treat! Henry turned 4 in August and for months before this he’d been telling anyone who was interested thatContinue reading “Our Dinosaur Day Out”

Barleymows Farm Shop: The Maize Maze

When we moved to the West Country in October 2018, one of the first things we did was to check out the local farm shop, Barleymows, and become regulars in the shop and the restaurant! At the time, their annual Maize Maze had just finished for the year, but we soon discovered that this wasContinue reading “Barleymows Farm Shop: The Maize Maze”

A Lavender Garden in Provence, France

We’re taking a step away from our own garden in the West Country to share some images of my Dad’s house and lavender garden, situated in the heart of Provence in France. I LOVE lavender, as readers of this blog will know… it looks beautiful, it smells incredible, it’s great for wildlife, it’s practical andContinue reading “A Lavender Garden in Provence, France”

River Cottage Food Fair 2019 & a Throwback to 2009!

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that River Cottage has shaped my adult life: from watching the first episode of the original series I was hooked on Hugh’s story and inspired to grow my own fruit and vegetables, even though I was living in a 4th floor apartment in London at the time! //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.jsContinue reading “River Cottage Food Fair 2019 & a Throwback to 2009!”

Yorkshire Lavender

I’ve been writing a series of posts about kitchen gardens that are open to the public, and whilst this venue doesn’t exactly fall into this category, I think it can be classed as culinary so I’m going to include it here! Yorkshire Lavender is a family run business set in beautiful countryside on the outskirtsContinue reading “Yorkshire Lavender”

Open Farm Sunday at Washingpool Farm

We recently had a holiday in Dorset, staying in a cottage at Washingpool Farm, and by a stroke of good fortune, the first day of our visit coincided with Open Farm Sunday! This meant we could explore the whole farm that was literally on our doorstep; fantastic for Henry as he loves seeing animals, especiallyContinue reading “Open Farm Sunday at Washingpool Farm”

Forde Abbey Kitchen Gardens

I’m a sucker for visiting a stately home if they’ve got a working kitchen garden within the grounds! I loved West Dean Walled Kitchen Garden and Clumber Park is quite close to home (although I don’t visit it as often as I’d like to) so during our recent holiday in Dorset, Forde Abbey was definitelyContinue reading “Forde Abbey Kitchen Gardens”

Garden Inspiration – West Dean College

As part of the filming we did for the programme Big Dreams, Small Spaces, we were taken on an ‘Inspirational Visit’ to a place that specialised in a particular aspect of gardening that we were interested in. When Monty saw that Richard had a passion for growing chillies, he immediately recommended that we go toContinue reading “Garden Inspiration – West Dean College”