My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Back garden video

Beef tomato

This is the second we’ve had this year. I don’t really do fruit but Daddy enjoys growing it. A few years back I had a very strange shaped beef tomato and asked an expert at an RHS show what I was doing wrong and I remember him saying you can’t grow them outside in this country, well the ones we’ve grown this year have once again been grown outside so clearly it’s possible!


Taken in August, this I’ve taken today

New rose – Queen Bee

My friend and I visited Fryers garden centre in knutsford last week and I got this new rose partly with some birthday vouchers, it smells lovely and fits well beside the alstroemeria of similar colours



First ever hanging basket

I’m sorry to say that I didn’t plant it and looking at the state of the basket I may not be able to use it again but I’m enjoying looking at it


Bluebell cottage garden & nursery visit 2022

After a real heatwave here in the UK the weather is much cooler today and ideal for a visit to the Bluebell Cottage garden and nursery in Dutton, nr Warrington. I’ve never been before but have bought plants in the post and was eager to see the gardens, I wasn’t disappointed, they are beautiful, so pretty and colourful with just the sort of herbaceous plants I like. I was also impressed they manage to stand up for themselves with no support. Mine certainly need staking. I took lots of pictures and here are some.


Bluebell Cottage 
Lodge Lane 
Nr Warrington 

01928 713718

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Dahlia Mystic Dreamer

Blue & pink hydrangea