#3

It’s the third year anniversary of Eleanor Owens Gardening! Cracking year out and about looking after my lovely maintenance clients’ gardens and expanding my horticultural knowledge with online courses. Targets completed this past year include: Buying a van (which was honestly changed my life for the better!) Expanded my botanical knowledge Learning to craft woodenContinue reading “#3”

GROW: Spring bulbs

There’s an abundance of spring bulbs growing in the english countryside; it provides colour in the garden from the beginning of the year. This autumn, I’ve bought alliums, daffodils and tulips from Peter Nyssen to plant in a border that I created last summer. The border is filled with perennial grasses, ferns, sedums, geraniums, gypsophilaContinue reading “GROW: Spring bulbs”

Giveaway!

Eleanor Owens Gardening’s first GIVEAWAY! #WIN a beautiful Gardening Journal to help you get organised this Summer. Head over to  my Facebook page to find out how to enter! The 3 winners will be selected at random at 6pm on 17th July 2017 and announced on Facebook. Open to UK residents aged 18 or overContinue reading “Giveaway!”

Front Gardens

Utilising space is hugely important when it’s limited. Front gardens are a wasted space that aren’t viewed as a ‘garden’ and only a driveway or place to put the bins. However, understandably, we need a place to park our cars; not all front gardens can be completely ‘green’. The simple solution is unimaginative. Front gardensContinue reading “Front Gardens”

GROW: Samphire

Samphire has an impressive nutritional value, packed with essential minerals and almost no fat. It is a popular ‘superfood’ that is often used to accompany fish dishes or in salads. It has a lovely fresh taste! I live too far from the coast to get fresh samphire. Like FRESH samphire, the crisp salty young growthContinue reading “GROW: Samphire”

GROW: Cosmos

Often labelled as ‘dainty’ and ‘sweet’. Cosmos are so much more than ‘easy to grow’. A border/plot filled with cosmos is alive and thriving. They can grow up to 1.2m (depending on variety) and have stems thick enough to withstand secateurs. These plants are great and should never be undervalued! Grown by sowing the seedsContinue reading “GROW: Cosmos”

GROW: Edamame Beans

Edamame beans are currently a ‘superfood’; they are rich in protein, minerals and vitamins. You can purchase them in supermarkets however they are quite expensive. They are also packaged in two layers of plastic; this puts me off buying them when I know I could grow my own. I purchased the seeds from Sarah Raven;Continue reading “GROW: Edamame Beans”

Sow seeds in March

March is when jobs start to build up in the garden. Taking time out to sow seeds is relaxing whilst still being productive. I have written a blog on what to sow in January. You can continue to sow most of those seeds until April; this will give you a succession of vegetables throughout summer. MyContinue reading “Sow seeds in March”

Edible flowers

There’s an influx of Instagram posts picturing buddha bowls filled to the brim with the most colourful vegetables and fruits; it’s all about creative style and making your meal look the most appetising. Flowers are now being used to decorate these meals, not edible flowers.. but ‘pretty’ flowers or berries. This is so dangerous asContinue reading “Edible flowers”

DIVERSITY: #gnarlygardens

Gardens should be ugly beautiful; filled with life and movement. They should thrive off their imperfections and enhance the lives of birds, bugs, bees and yourself. When beginning my studies, I thought that gardens had to be pristine, that there shouldn’t be a weed in sight and that this was the ‘ideal’; any less thanContinue reading “DIVERSITY: #gnarlygardens”