Pick Your Own Sunflowers at Hollam Nurseries

Pick Your Own Sunflowers at Hollam Nurseries

Pick Your Own Sunflowers at Hollam Nurseries in Titchfield is in bloom for summer 2020 the first time ever!

Move over lavender, there’s a new flower field in town and they’re taller, yellower and embody summer. Everyone from your next door neighbour to the influencers on your Instagram want in on this new and rather lovely experience.

The rise of the sunflower is in full swing and you’ll find Pick Your Own Sunflower experience popping up at a farm near you. Hampshire already has some amazing offerings!

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The Winter Garden at Mottisfont in Romsey

The Winter Garden at Mottisfont in Romsey

Travel, exploring and discovering something completely new comes in so many different forms. You don’t have to go far to find a little bit of everyday magic.

A garden that comes to life in the depths of winter is something really special. The winter garden at Mottisfont in Romsey was full of bright, colourful plants that could brighten up even the dullest day!

Getting some fresh air, stretching my legs and admiring the beautiful plants in bloom was a great way to brighten up January.

Take a look…

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Fresh produce from Padstow Kitchen Garden

Fresh produce from Padstow Kitchen Garden

Fruit and vegetables straight from the field to plate. There’s something so appealing about that. Zero fly miles, self-sufficiency and food that’s really, truly fresh.

I found out about Padstow Kitchen Garden through Instagram, one of its images appeared when I was scrolling – what a great discovery that turned out to be! It supplies lots of great Cornish restaurants like Rick Stein’s, Jamie Oliver’s 15 and Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 restaurant.

On my latest trip to Cornwall I found it the best place to pick up some interesting veggies for dinner.

Headed to Padstow and are going to cook some of your own meals? Then you need to visit this place to pick up a few bits!

Enter the cabin and take a look at the incredible produce I bought (and scoffed) on my trip…

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Breakfast at The Winchester Orangery

Breakfast at The Winchester Orangery

The Winchester Orangery has recently opened and it’s as gorgeous as its Instagram indicated. Not only is it filled to the rafters with stunning material flowers but the black and white tiles, chic counters and glass topped tables will make you feel more like you’re on the King’s Road instead of the pretty lanes that frame Winchester Cathedral.

We started Good Friday right with a hearty breakfast, plenty of coffee and orange juice to set us up for a glorious four days free from work, commitments and poor weather!

Take a look around the newbie to Winchester’s foodie scene in a few of my snaps, I say a few…there’s ruddy loads. I couldn’t help myself it was so pretty and the staff were more than obliging – yes, I think I was indulged!

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Anniversary dinner at The Florist in Bristol

Anniversary dinner at The Florist in Bristol

Henry and I celebrated five years together with a rather sumptuous meal at The Florist.

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Our big garden project

Our big garden project

This summer we decided to sort out the garden in front of our house. I couldn’t have spent another month mowing the lawn every week, something had to be done!

We raided B&Q and rolled up our sleeves for a busy weekend sorting the garden out. Here’s what we did on a budget…

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