Author archives: Victoria

  • 5 YEARS...AND LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

  • In a few weeks’ time I will be celebrating the 5 year anniversary of starting my business. Since launching in the Spring of 2013, I have worked on over a hundred gardens, and have learnt so much from each and every project. I have laughed, cried, and worked harder than I ever thought was possible. As any business o[...]
  • I LOVE SNOWDROPS!

  • I love Snowdrops! Such a cheerful little flower that tells us that spring is not too far away. We were lucky enough to inherit several big patches of them from the previous owner of our house, and they look lovely at the bottom of the garden under the old apple trees. I couldn’t resist digging up a little clump of them[...]
  • A FROSTY NOVEMBER MORNING

  • There was such an amazing heavy frost this morning and glorious sunshine with it! I was so grateful not to have to rush off to meetings first thing, and so I spent a very nice half an hour following the chickens around the garden with my camera, sporting the very attractive pjs/dressing gown/wellies combo that my neigh[...]
  • DIY SOS SWANSEA

  • It was such a privilege to be involved in the garden for the DIY SOS big build for Children in Need! Spotted us in a few shots on the program tonight (Vic standing on a rock being bossy)! Here are a few snaps of the build that I can share with you now that the show has aired. If you missed it tonight, you can catch up [...]
  • SWANSEA LIFE ARTICLE // FEEDING THE BIRDS

  • Why not give the birds a helping hand this winter? Take a look at my article in November's Swansea Life for some easy bird feeding ideas! Feeding the birds Winter is coming! And as the days get shorter and the nights get colder, our feathered friends in the garden could do with a bit of a helping hand to stay[...]
  • A BUSY SUNDAY IN THE GARDEN

  • This weekend was our first full weekend spent at home with no plans for months! We spent all day Saturday cleaning and sorting the conservatory to make way for my new tumble drier (which is what I spent my 30th birthday money on!) and yesterday I was out in the garden all day giving the chickens house and food and wate[...]
  • OCTOBER IN THE GARDEN

  • The recent storms and the marquee we had for our birthday party a couple of weeks ago squashed most of the dahlias but these beauties are the last ones standing! And I’m savouring every gorgeous minute of them before winter arrives!!!
  • SWANSEA LIFE ARTICLE // WILDLIFE GARDENING

  • Fancy encouraging more wildlife into your garden? Check out my article in October's Swansea Life for some wildlife friendly tips! Wildlife gardening According to the Wildlife Trust, there are approximately 16 million gardens in the UK making up a huge living landscape!  Even if your garden is tiny there are [...]
  • DIY SOS BIG BUILD FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

  • What an amazing experience it's been helping out on the garden for the DIY SOS big build for Children in Need!! We've met some wonderful people, had such a laugh despite the horrendous weather and I can't get over the incredible generosity of all of the trades, suppliers and volunteers involved! Today was the big revea[...]
  • SWANSEA LIFE ARTICLE // HOW TO GROW DAHLIAS

  • Take a look at my article in September's Swansea Life for some top tips on growing dahlias for a bit of late summer colour! How to grow dahlias Dahlias are one of my favourite plants to grow. They provide a cheerful display of blooms from late summer, right through to the start of winter. They are seriously h[...]