About Me

Hi, my name is Emily and I live in Cheshire in the North West of England. I grew up on a farm with a big garden and my mum could always be found in the veg plot or in the borders carefully tending to them. I was never really into gardening when I was young – just picking the flowers, fruit and veg!

Whilst in college and University I had a part time job at my local garden centre, where I started to pick up how to care for plants and what they like.

My passion for gardening however only really started when I became the owner of a garden along with my partner when we moved into our rented property. The previous tenants hadn’t really been the gardening type so it was a nearly blank canvas. My partner and I soon set to work making the garden our own and experimenting with what flowers and vegetables worked and didn’t.

The garden worked perfectly alongside my other favourite hobby which is cooking. I was able to grown, pick and cook homegrown produce and the flavours were amazing. Due to this I am on a mission to grown a bumper crop of veg and flowers, which I can turn in to delicious recipes or gorgeous flower arrangements and share them with you through my blog. Please let me know what you think and I’d love to hear any hints and tips you have!

 

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28 thoughts on “About Me

    • My pleasure, looking forward to reading your posts and your lovely blog! I’m so glad, thank you for following! Hope I keep you entertained! There’s lots going on! 🙂

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  1. Lovely to meet you Emily, and wishing you well in planning your garden.. A blank canvas is a great way to start.. 🙂 Many thanks for stopping by my new second blog Dreamwalker’s Garden.. and Thank you for following me.. My gavatar may well take you to my main blog Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary, I haven’t yet figured how to separate or create a new logo for my new gardening blog..
    Wishing you well in all you do… And Love the Willow theme idea on your recent post.. great photo’s too..
    Enjoy your weekend.. I live in the UK also.. Robin Hood country 🙂 now.. 🙂

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    • Hi Sue, lovely to hear from you! Thank you very much! I have lots of updates hence the late reply as I have been busy in the garden this week! I will definitely check out your first and main blog! 🙂 Glad you like the willow idea Sue, I am hoping to start it soon, so I will keep you updated! 🙂 Robin Hood Country – that is a love part of the country!! Take care Sue and please do keep in touch! 🙂 x

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    • Thank you very much! It is a nice size 🙂 I’ve just extended some borders as well! :O as the soil in most of the borders is heavy clay but one border has nice soil so I’ve extended it for more veg room! I’m glad, I will get some recipes up! Thank you Roe! 🙂 x

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      • If the clay is really dreadful, grow some things in containers (you can use practically anything) and after the season is finished dump the used soil in the clay beds; it will help the structure of the soil without any real effort! There’s a great website about growing in containers/small spaces called Vertical Veg. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it! Good luck x

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    • Thank you to you also Molly! You have some lovely recipes – I am going to have a go at the Cornbread Muffins as I have some Cornmeal! 🙂 Sounds fantastic, well done!! Let me know your progress and I hope it is all a success! Thank you, you too and also keep having fun in the kitchen – then we get more recipes! 🙂

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      • I hope you like them as much as I do! I am going to try adding some fresh fruit (perhaps cherries or strawberries) to my next batch…then I can say they are more breakfast appropriate and less cake-like. 😊 Thanks!

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    • Thanks Malc, and thank you for stopping by my blog! I’m sure I will! I’m looking forward to visiting often! 🙂

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    • Thank you very much! I look forward to your updates! Yes they certainly do! I can’t wait to start harvesting some crops! A bit away yet!

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  2. Thanks for liking my last blog about my own wee garden. I always liked the “thought” of having a garden but was never very good at it. But I tried to have a garden wherever I lived. Now I have just a porch but it is the most beautiful and best garden I’ve ever had. I can’t grow many vegetables but the greenness out there gives me and my cats much pleasure. Keep at it!

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  3. Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog. So excited to discover yours. Looks like we have lots of common interests, look forward to enjoying more of your posts in the future!

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