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Sharon Bill Author & Music Tutor

The Portager Garden - Bung It All In!

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I like the French style Portager Garden where herbs, vegetable and flowers all grow together. Although I the organised system of keeping bedding groups within their own discipline (the archetypal herb garden is a national treasure) but it simple doesn’t work for me. Read More…

Foliage Fiasco

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A simple case of greenfly proved something of a problem to the planters but my remedy of diluted washing up liquid made much worse damage. I know I'm not particularly green-fingered, but how did this happen?
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When Bluebells Are Not Blue

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Mutant Bluebells have appeared in my front garden. Apparently they don't have to be blue, they can be white - or even pink!
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Girl Get-Together in the Strawberry Patch

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I was pleased to have some help digging over the strawberry patch. The hens did a good job in helping to scratch out dead leaves and offshoots. It was so overrun with strawberry runners that I hardly knew where to start - at least that didn't leave much room for weeds! Read More…

I - hoe, I - hoe ...

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Free range hens have to earn their corn - by digging over the garden! I don't mind them helping themselves in the herb garden though as "A worker deserves his wages." Read More…