Six on Saturday: Winter’s Last Hurrah

Each weekend I enjoy looking at the ‘Six on Saturday’ of several blogs that I follow, so this ¬†Saturday, feeling inspired by the sunny but cold weather, I have decided to join in with this meme hosted by The Propagator blog. I have called my inaugural 6 “Winter’s Last Hurrah” because there is something very…

Half-term crowds at RHS Wisley

As we turned into RHS Wisley on a sunny Friday towards the end of half-term, I thought we had made a terrible mistake.¬†While we queued to get into the overflow car park and watched legions of welly-booted sprogs marching towards the entrance, Mr Carrot suggested turning back and trying somewhere else. I pointed out that…

Happy blogoversary to me!

It is one year today since I started the Carrots and Calendula blog and it has been a wonderful journey! Thank you to each and every one of you who has stopped by to read my posts. Over the past year I have been on a double learning journey – getting to grips with our…

A real family garden

It is the beginning of January and our garden is looking a bit sorry for itself. In the flower beds, weeds are poking through last year’s dying vegetation. The lawn is scrubby and half covered with a giant trampoline. Our soon to be veg patch is a favourite toilet spot for next-doors’ cats. In our…