Ponderings from the Polytunnel

Daylight Robbery He sat on the garden fence. Under the pretence of attending to his ablutions, the criminal mastermind formulated his cunning plan. He suddenly stopped what he was doing, and with a tweak and a twirl of his dastardly whiskers, he let out a maniacal laugh before parkouring his way to his shiny rubyContinue reading “Ponderings from the Polytunnel”

Congratulations – it’s a girl!

“My cucurbits aren’t producing fruit “, I hear you cry. I feel your pain, it’s happened to me. Cucumber, melon, courgette (marrow), squash, gourd and pumpkin, are all members of this delicious, watery, succulent family. Back in the Spring, you took those curiously flat, oval seeds and started them off in pots. You even plantedContinue reading “Congratulations – it’s a girl!”

Ponderings from the Polytunnel

Going Where the Favour Lies How do you know if a door is locked or unlocked? No, it’s not the start of a bad joke. It’s something I use as a bit of a life philosophy, and you know the answer. It’s simple. You turn the handle. Sometimes you have to give the door aContinue reading “Ponderings from the Polytunnel”

Lovely reviews of our Groceries from the Garden Experience – 5 star!

Lucy ” We thoroughly enjoyed our ‘groceries in the garden’ experience. Isa was extremely informative and gave us a lot of insight into growing fruit and vegetables in your own back garden. After taking a tour round her beautiful garden we also got to enjoy hands-on activities including feeding chickens, re-potting plants and cultivating potato’s.Continue reading “Lovely reviews of our Groceries from the Garden Experience – 5 star!”

“Keep your bird lips off my food”

That’s the often repeated mantra that echoes throughout my garden at the moment! The visiting blackbirds seem very tame; I can get ridiculously close to them. One clever couple have raised triplets and bring them to the redcurrant bush to feast on. I don’t mind; there are plenty. But when they move onto my blueberriesContinue reading ““Keep your bird lips off my food””

Another lovely endorsement for our ‘Grow4it’ hospital work

“I wanted to say a big thank you for your nature studies sessions. Patients have found them really interesting and a great escape from the hospital environment breaking up the day. We have noticed such a difference in patients that come to the session being engrossed and engaged with the fascinating topics that you present. TheyContinue reading “Another lovely endorsement for our ‘Grow4it’ hospital work”

Received this lovely endorsement for the Grow4it sessions today.

“I am a dementia support worker in (North Wales) Community Hospital. I am writing in regards to Isa, from the King’s Garden. This lady has made such a huge change to my week it is remarkable. It gives me fresh new innovative ideas to come up with different activities. It calms patients and makes themContinue reading “Received this lovely endorsement for the Grow4it sessions today.”

Ponderings from the Polytunnel

Bring back playtime! It seems that ‘Billy the Kid’ (see March 2021 – Groceries from the Garden ), and ‘Billy no Mates’, are in competition with each other. Young Billy no Mates and his crew of 6, recently enjoyed a boy’s night out. Looking for greener pastures and a better night life, they decided toContinue reading “Ponderings from the Polytunnel”

What a difference a year makes.

This time last year I woke up with an idea. Life had radically changed for all of us; around two months into the first long lockdown, unable to work and, for me an added threat of redundancy was looming. Now, I am a thinker but I’m also a doer. Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimesContinue reading “What a difference a year makes.”

Ponderings from the Polytunnel

Where’s Wally? I know he’s not supposed to be easy to find. In fact, he really isn’t supposed to found at all. At least not in the UK. No, not our bespectacled friend in a woolly hat and scarf. I’m talking about that moustached, marine gentleman in flippers. Wally, the juvenile arctic Walrus was firstContinue reading “Ponderings from the Polytunnel”