The place where you’ll find . . .
A welcome addition to any garden.
Edible Herbs and Flowers
Give your salads and baking a colourful twist.
Grow Your Own
From the garden to the kitchen and onto your plate.
A special gift for a VERY special person.
Whatever’s on your shopping list today.
I think you’ll find it here!
Live life in full bloom!!
The optimal garden blooms over many consecutive seasons and offers pollen and nectar from Spring until Autumn
for all our bees, butterflies and other insect pollinators.
Providing food and habitats for all our insects and pollinators
by sowing and growing seeds.
The main Seed Store is currently closed but you can still purchase some seeds
as part of a Growing Kit or Gift Set from the Gift Store.
NEW FOR AUTUMN 2020 – FIND THE PERFECT GIFT.
A collection of garden related gifts that won’t break the bank!
Creating habitats for the bees and insects!
I’d like to try to do something to help boost the number of my local populations.
Where ever you live, you can help too.
You don’t need a large garden to sow a small patch of wildflowers or cottage garden flowers. A large-ish pot on a balcony will do. And if that’s not possible then sprinkle some seeds along the edge of a footpath or close to a hedgerow.
Alternatively, encourage the kids to nuture their own little patch so they can watch how things grow and enjoy natures’ wildlife as they go about their daily business.
Every flower helps.
In every gardener, there is a child who believed in the seed fairy!
A little about
I’m also an office manager. I’m a nature photographer who loves bugs, I occasionally shoot models too. I enjoy creating websites. AND I’m a frustrated digital artist.
I’m also a Grandma to 3 very gorgeous grand-children.
Life can be hectic, but it can all be forgotten sitting in the garden watching and listening to the hustle and bustle in the flower beds as the insects go about their daily business.
A cup of tea to kick-start the day.
A spot of gardening to soothe the soul.
A nice gin and tonic to watch the sun go down.
Now Open . . .
A collection of skillfully crafted garden related goods.
Catch up with the latest from
The Potting Shed Diaries
Hello, and welcome to Grandma's Garden. My name is Michelle and I'm the person behind Grandma's Garden - welcome. As you've probably already read, I love to be around flowers, insects and pottering around in my garden. Whether it's photographing my many insect and...
Creating a dyeing garden. You know when you have a thought and then several related things happen within a very short space of time? Yes, I've had one recently. The end result is I'm creating a dyeing garden. It all started during Lockdown 1 in late spring. Unable to...
Planning next year's garden I love planning. I love making list of things to do. And after the year we've just had, what better way to spend the Christmas and New Year holiday than planning next year's garden. We've lived here for 20+ years so the planning doesn't...
Well whatever else 2020 has to offer, it brought us a bumper crop of soft fruit this summer. I had so many damson plums on my tree this year I had to prop up a couple of the branches to prevent them from breaking. As there are only so many you can physically eat and...
A quick bit of history: The use of edible flowers in our diets and as part of cooking has been around for many centuries. Chinese cooks were experimenting with edible flowers as far back at 3,000 B.C. The Romans used violets and roses in their food as well as lavender...
There are so many edible flowers out there that it was really hard to chose a Top 10 of edible flowers but I've managed to whittle it down to some of my favourite favourites, here goes: Borage: A firm favourite with the bees but also great as an edible flower. The...