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Quince Blossom.

Yes! If I am really honest… One of the main reasons we planted a small  Quince Orchard is because quince blossom is sooooo beautiful! And at this time of year on warm Spring days the Quince Orchard smells like…well… the sweetest fragrant quince fruit! Last year we left less than twenty quince fruit to mature […]


Nest. A new free ebook.

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback about my new free ebook Nest. Looking for the Light during the colder months. If you haven’t had the opportunity to download the ebook yet it’s there for when you are ready. If you are undecided and wondering what it is about well  the title is pretty […]


Saving Poppy Seeds.

  How I save Poppy Seeds. 1. Once the poppy flowers lose their petals the plant will start to die off, the leaves will turn brown and drab. The seed heads will be green & slowly turn this colour (pictured above).   2. Vents need to be open like these. You need to be very […]


Establishing our Garden: Roses.

If buying bare rooted heritage fruit trees was a priority the first winter we were establishing the garden at Fairy Wren Cottage then planting roses was the priority for the second year. I saved up for a bulk order just like I did for the fruit trees. It is cheaper to buy roses bare rooted […]


Summer: In the Garden.

  We’ve been lucky here at Fairy Wren Cottage, now  into the first weeks of Summer and our water tank is still full. We are yet to experience  long hot days that roll into weeks, scorching the grass, truely reminding us that we live in a sunburnt country. While some gardeners in the warmer climates […]


Poppies: Bloom where You are Planted.

Just as the Winter is winding down to a slow end and the new Spring growth starts to become all so obvious we are reminded again and again of the saying ‘Bloom where You are Planted’ when we look around our garden marvelling at the self seeded poppies. Each Spring as the poppies that have […]


Spring at Fairy Wren Cottage

There are four distinct seasons here at Fairy Wren Cottage and life is gently guided by them. The wood heater is constantly burning through the late  Autumn and Winter months and the early days of Spring mark the slow beginnings of warmer days, the wood heater no longer being lit and longer day light hours, […]