Hope in the time of COVID

Hope in the time of COVID

Way back in October I planted bulbs, excited at the prospect of them flowering from the frosts in February to midsummer. A few weeks ago most of them had pushed their green heads through the soil. I wanted to whisper to them ‘go back down, I know it’s warm...
A kitchen garden

A kitchen garden

A friend asked me this week how to decide what herbs to buy, where to buy them and how to look after them. I realised that the wisdom I soaked up as a child, surrounded by parents who grew everything under the sun, wasn’t common knowledge. In truth, whenever I...
Welcome Spring, Happy Imbolg

Welcome Spring, Happy Imbolg

I’ve been seduced by the darkness. I used to hate the Winter. Boring and quiet and moody. I didn’t want to hang out there at all. I wanted daffodils. I wanted new growth and new projects. The appeal of comforting stews & winter woolies always wore off...