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Favourite Veg.

  I love growing veg and really enjoy trialling different varieties. We tend to stick with trusted favouries once they tick all the boxes: Grow well  and abundantly during our growing season. Harvest times are flexible, they don’t have to be harvested all at once if planted at once – eg. with the carrots above, […]


Interview Series – feedback.

Well, that was a wonderful weekend full of so much enthusiasm for Caitlin Brennan’s interview – part of the Fairy Wren Cottage Interview Series. You can read it HERE if you missed it. I created this Interview Series for several reasons, the power of supporting each other and listening to each other’s  stories is at […]



  I’ve made this series to highlight women who are starting out. They have created something out of nothing, following those whispers and are moving forward with bringing their dreams to life. I believe in the power of sharing our stories, supporting and lifting each other up. There is enough for everyone to be successful, […]


This week I’ve been thinking about.

What trees I would like to plant to fill in any gaps. It was a needs must situation where we took out an apple tree a couple of weeks ago and I would like to replace it with a Jan/Feb fruiting apple tree. The Interview Series I created last year. I reached out to a […]


Autumn Equinox – Mabon

There is a coolness in the air that I can only recognise as Autumn at Fairy Wren Cottage. Today less windows are open, long sleeves are a must, woollen socks  are getting worn during daylight hours. A heartfelt need to be outside as much as possible for as long as possible. The deep clean on […]


10 things this week.

1. The Abraham Darby finally bloomed again. In our garden, when she is on, she is on, when she is thinking about blooming, it takes awhile. 2. The Geeveston Fanny apples were finally ready to pick. It is an understatement to say that I look forward to this day every year. 3. Honeybee followed me […]


Early Autumn in the garden. 6th March 2023

It’s a beautiful Autumn day here, a cooler start to the morning followed by the warmth of the sun, it makes for a lovely time in the garden. I even wore a light cardigan. Oh how I love cardigan weather! Pottering about tidying the hen house, refreshing the bird baths, taking note of what needs […]


When are Quinces ripe?

I was in our Quince Orchard late yesterday afternoon, checking on the quinces. They are still weeks off from being ripe. We grow several varieties, I’ve written about them for you HERE. The biggest mistake I see at the moment is people picking quinces too soon and selling them. The unripe fruit sits on the […]


Advertising from 3rd parties on my website.

An ad for toe fungus cream in-between a recipe doesn’t exactly float my boat and ad’s flashing up in the side bar or on different parts of the screen simultaneously while I’m trying to read something, does my head in.  Too busy, too loud. I usually cut short my visit to the website. My choice […]