Sunday, 14 December 2008

Giving up allotments

... It's heartbreaking! One downside of this move we're doing is that I have to give up the two allotments I have. Although I grew a lot of things beside the house prior to getting allotments, having them was really great and has expanded the number of things I could grow. Now I have to scale down and prioritise on species and varieties and as a keen grower that's not something I look forward to doing! There are no allotments on Arran (as far as I know), so, as the result, I will be putting most of the seeds I have for sale on my website in January once I un-pack moving boxes and organise all the seeds. If you see something you like on my website then the likelihood is that I have the seeds of it. If you're interested, let me know. Single varieties, mixes of varieties & species, packets can be custom-made.

Two lucky people will be getting an allotment for Christmas! :(

Happy Growing! & Merry Christmas! & Happy New Year! (Just in case this is my last post until January.)

Thursday, 4 December 2008


The last couple of weeks were rather busy, not least because it now seems that we're going to be moving back to Scotland within the next month or so. Yep, not exactly a great time to be involved in upheavals of any sort with Christmas approaching, but, fingers crossed, we might be in our new place on the beautiful isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland in time for Christmas. If you're wondering what Arran looks like from the mainland across the water, it's the island on the horizon behind me on the photo at the bottom of this page. You can just about see it! I've long wanted to resume painting and, fingers crossed, I'll be in the perfect place for some amazing landscapes. Canvases, paints & brushes at a ready... & with the deer population close to that of the people on the island & other wildlife abound there won't be a shortage of other subjects as well.

If you'd like to know more about Arran, visit this website: