Author Archives: James

About James

I am a keen forager, gardener, cook and metal detectorist. I enjoy growing my own veg, using my smoker, foraging for all manner of flora and fungi and just love getting out in the wild.

New Tropical Garden – Exciting times! Part 7

A Sad Story I woke up the other morning and found my way to the kitchen to make myself a nice cup of tea. Nothing remarkable about that I hear you remarking. No, however, I put the kettle on, opened … Continue reading

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New Tropical Garden – Exciting times! Part 6

Mahonias On each of my forays to the garden centre, one plant keeps catching my eye – a Mahonia (not literally as they are very prickly and that would be rather nasty). I guess it’s the time of year when … Continue reading

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New Tropical Garden – Exciting times! Part 5

Planting Continued It’s frustrating buying tropical plants in the winter – it really is. I waited until autumn to landscape my garden to avoid annoying any birds nesting in the shrubbery and to be able to collect the last harvest … Continue reading

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