Amsterdam :: Inspiring Urban Container Gardening

Last weekend we headed off to Amsterdam for a long weekend away. I fell in love with the city and felt really inspired while I was there. I loved the tulips, the elegant bikes with baskets, picturesque canals and bridges, and the simplicity of Dutch design seen in the little boutique shops and cafes. We spent lots of time soaking up the laid back city atmosphere over many coffees, pancakes and beers. With many of the residents in Amsterdam’s inner city living in apartments or houseboats, space for growing plants is at a premium. But the residents have made the most […]

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Planting seeds for our edible garden

Over the past few weeks I’ve been planning what I would like to grow this summer in our courtyard garden. Our little space is quite a shady, we don’t get a lot of direct sunshine so growing some plants can be a little hit and miss! There are a few spaces in our courtyard that get sunshine so I try and arrange pots and containers to make the most of the light. I’m planning to make more of the sunny spaces this summer and I’ll keep you posted with my plans and how things are growing. I bought a few packets […]

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April in our courtyard garden

I have a real love of container gardening. It’s a new passion of mine that has recently grown over the past few years. This week it’s National Gardening Week and I’m going to celebrate it by bringing you a few gardening themed posts! I love getting outside in our small courtyard garden.Over the past few weekends we have had the relief of mild weather at last. The sun has been shining and being out in the fresh air pottering round the courtyard has been great for clearing my head and starting a fresh for spring. Recently there have been tiny noticeable […]

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Daffodils – A simple gift

  Take a bunch of daffodils, tie them together with a pretty piece of gingham ribbon and give them to a friend to say thank you and brighten their day. I recently took this lovely bunch of daffodils when I visited a friend for lunch. A simple gift to say thank you.

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