Met Eireann has issued a potato blight warning for the entire country this week and I'm currently freaking the hell out about what's going to happen to my poor spuds. A few people have asked me today what to do to protect their spuds when there a blight warning in effect so here's my esteemed … Continue reading A potato blight warning is in effect so here’s what to do
I'd like to begin this post with two apologies to my readers. The first apology is to the thousands (perhaps millions) of readers who have tried to access my website over the past couple of weeks and were greeted with a blank page. I know it must have been truly shocking to find my website … Continue reading That don’t impress me mulch: Fiona goes barking mad
Sometimes, life is just shit. There is no other way to say it. It's just shit. And let's face it, a lot of the time, life is shit because people are shit. We are. We are all at times, just shit. Shit to ourselves, shit to others, shit to the world around us. Shit. *Warning, … Continue reading The important lessons that gardening has taught me about getting through life
Parsnips are a great divider of opinion, you either love them or you hate them, there is no in between. I happen to adore parsnips, they're one of my favourite vegetables, especially when roasted with honey and fresh sage. Parsnips are the vegetable that converted me from a vegetable hater to a vegetable grower so … Continue reading Plants Bants: How to Grow Parsnips
Happy New Year fellow growers! I've been slightly off the blogging radar for the past few weeks, mostly due the a little event that takes place around the end of December every year. I have a busy retail management job so Christmas is pretty much a black hole for me in terms of social life, … Continue reading Planuary
Hello lovely people. It's been a couple of weeks since I wrote anything on here, you might remember I wrote a little post about garden remedies for colds and flu? Well, rather ironically, I ended up with such a bad flu that - depsite all my lovely herbal remedies - morphed into a rather horrible … Continue reading Plants Bants: How To Grow Overwintering Garlic
The arrival of April is an exciting prospect for the vegetable gardener. The clock has moved one hour forward, the seemingly endless winter nights are truncated and the daylight hours stretch out their arms into a summer embrace. We uproot ourselves from the Netflix binges and shed our winter coats, we plant our feet firmly … Continue reading El Crapo!
Beetroot is, without a doubt, my favourite crop to grow in the garden. have more success with beetroot than any other crop in my garden to date. It's easy to grow, looks pretty and it is extremely tasty and beneficial. As a food source, beetroot is extremely versatile, with many ways to enjoy this lovely … Continue reading How To Grow Beetroot