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My garden, my greenhouse, my potting shed, and my home are one.

Welcome to Grandma’s Garden

Welcome to Grandma’s Garden

Hello, and welcome to Grandma's Garden. My name is Michelle and I'm the person behind Grandma's Garden - welcome.Β  As you've probably already read,...

Creating a dyeing garden

Creating a dyeing garden

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...

Damson Plum Gin

Damson Plum Gin

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...

My Top 10 Edible Flowers

My Top 10 Edible Flowers

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...

Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

All about edible flowers. We all admire flowers for their beauty, colour and fragrance but what have you ever considered eating them? Do they even...

My Top 10 Biennials

Cottage Garden Biennial Plants. Biennials are not as popular as they could be, simply because they take more than one season to flower and in...

British Flower Growers

British Flower Growers

British Flower Growers I first wrote this post back in September 2015 on another website. As it's British Flowers Week, I thought I'd re-post it...

Identifying Insects

Identifying Insects

Identifying Insects It's that time of year again. All the bugs and insects have now emerged or hatched and are busy munching away our carefully...