This blog is a work in progress. What you can find are ruminations on attempting to live more modestly and as a conscious consumer – I’m too much of a pack rat to ever manage minimalmism!
There’ll also be posts about living in South London with a heavy emphasis on gardening where I’m growing veggies and ornamental plants in a small garden in Tooting. I’m always amused by books which talk about growing in “small” places and then describe palatial gardens!
There’ll also be posts about:
- Allotment growing: experiments on my allotment (which I took on in Sept 2013) – and which I’m hoping ot have in full and glorious production this summer.
- Flower shows and garden visits: my RHS membership has been reactivated and I have a renewed determination to visit more London gardens.
- The odd theatre and gig visit plus the occasional side trip to exhibitions at the British Museum etc.
I’m a bit of a lazy gardener and the plants I grow have to be resistant to a certain amount of neglect and the occasional bout of forgetfulness when it comes to watering and feeding! I try to garden organically (though I have been known to spray the rose in the front garden when the aphid population reaches critical levels) but I mostly have a no-kill policy since I’m trying to establish a friendly ecosystem.
I love colourful flowers, successional planting schemes which last a whole season and veggies which require little fuss. Though I’ll blog about hard labour in the garden I’m basically a laid back gardener: I aim for maximum rewards with minimum effort.
Other places you can find me
My gardening related twitter is: @GardeninginSL where I natter about gardening in 140 characters or less!
My gardening Flickr photostream is SouthLondonGardening where you can see pictures garden shows & visits, plants and pictures of my garden too.