How Does Your Garden Grow?

| 12th February 2018

Just what you need to brighten a cold February day, some more ‘before’ and ‘after’ pics, but before you yawn with boredom and turn away, they aren’t of ‘Grassy Bottom’, they are in fact photos from my sister’s garden in Aberdeenshire.

Sometimes I Despair

| 11th December 2017

Ever had the feeling you haven’t quite got to grips with something? I’ve been gardening seriously for 20+ years now but never cease to surprise horrify myself.

Hedges (again)

| 4th December 2017

Regular readers will no doubt be aware of our ‘love/hate’ relationship with hedges. It all began back in 1998 when we moved into Ravendale House. The hedge cutting there was an annual event that took us several days to complete.


| 9th October 2017

Don’t worry, we haven’t embarked on another building project, nor am I taking Peter to a fancy hairdresser so he can have a change from the ‘No.3’ he normally gets from me, no this is about extending the paths and beds in the vegetable garden.

Half Price Plants

| 19th September 2017

This isn’t me falling foul of another ’20 assorted fuchsias for £5′ scam, (but just whilst I’m on the subject of the fuchsias, 13 have survived and about 10 of those have turned into lovely plants, though most of them are red.)

Sunflower Surprise And Other Stuff

| 1st September 2017

Remember last year I grew some ‘Munchkin’ sunflowers? The packet of seeds said they would grow to about 2′ and most of them did.

Summer 2017 – The Verdict

| 19th August 2017

Well I thought it was about time to take a look back at the triumphs and tribulations of the growing year. I think it would be fair to say fortunes have been mixed.

Vegetable Garden

| 12th August 2017

It’s always the same, in life or in D.I.Y, you think you’ve got everything straight then you stop and look around and there’s always one more job waiting for you to do. Here at ‘Grassy Bottom’ there are plenty of jobs still to do inside, but outside the one remaining ‘biggy’ has been the vegetable […]

Brighton Heads

| 2nd August 2017

It was our Silver Wedding back in 1998 and I bought Peter a pair of terracotta ‘Brighton Heads’. I’ve been trying to find out how they got their name, but I might have to revise my ‘Google’ search technique as I keep getting referred to websites about Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club managers!!

Adrian’s Wall

| 24th July 2017

You know how I love ‘before’ and ‘after’ pics and we don’t seem to have had any for ages, well I thought it was about time to put that right.