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Photos of rain and lovely ideas of special things to do on rainy days. Rainy days can be fun!

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Gardens to visit in Surrey, Hampshire, and West Arundel Borde Hill Gilbert White’s House and Furzey Hampton Court Palace Sir Harold Hillier The Royal Botanic Gardens Loseley National Trust Gardens in Surrey, Hampshire, and West…

Enjoy Being A Friend - Pumpkin Beth

Gardens to visit in Surrey, Hampshire, and West Sussex We’re fortunate to benefit from so many beautiful, important, and historic gardens being open for us to enjoy in Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex. We can be inspired by spectacular plant collections, see rare and exotic plants, enjoy beautiful landscapes and learn more about how amazing plants are, without travelling very far at all! One of the ways in which you can support your favourite garden is to become a member or friend; this is…

Kew Orchid Festival 2018 British Orchid Orchid Floral art at Rice growing at Vanda Royal Thai Embassy in Kew More orchid photos at Much more to see at Rebecca Louise Law: Life in Death…

Kew Orchid Festival 2018 Thailand! - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Kew Orchid Festival 2018 Thailand!1.1 British Orchid Nurseries1.2 Orchid centrepiece1.3 Floral art at Kew1.4 Rice growing at Kew!1.5 Vanda Tunnel1.6 Royal Thai Embassy in London1.7 Kew staff1.8 More orchid photos at Kew!1.9 Much more to see at Kew1.10 Rebecca Louise Law: Life in Death…

If you’re looking for something fun and tasty, that’s quick and easy to grow, I think you’ll enjoy growing Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots. I sowed my Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots on December and I have been enjoying eating them today,… Edible Garden, Easy Garden, Sutton Seeds, Sweet Corn, Winter Garden, Growing Vegetables, Rainy Days, Trials, Gardening Tips

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweetcorn Shoots! - Pumpkin Beth

Suttons Seeds F1 Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots pictured on the 3rd December 2015 – the day the seeds germinated. If you’re looking for something fun and tasty, that’s quick and easy to grow, I think you’ll enjoy growing Suttons Seeds F1 Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots. I sowed my Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots on 1st December 2015, and I have been enjoying eating them today, on 9th December 2015, just 8 days later! Sowing these Sweet Corn seeds would be a fun and very easy activity to include your…

If you’re looking for something fun and tasty, that’s quick and easy to grow, I think you’ll enjoy growing Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots. I sowed my Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots on December and I have been enjoying eating them today,… Edible Garden, Easy Garden, Sutton Seeds, 9 December, Coloring Tips, Sweet Corn, Winter Garden, Growing Vegetables, F1

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweetcorn Shoots! - Pumpkin Beth

Suttons Seeds F1 Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots pictured on the 3rd December 2015 – the day the seeds germinated. If you’re looking for something fun and tasty, that’s quick and easy to grow, I think you’ll enjoy growing Suttons Seeds F1 Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots. I sowed my Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots on 1st December 2015, and I have been enjoying eating them today, on 9th December 2015, just 8 days later! Sowing these Sweet Corn seeds would be a fun and very easy activity to include your…

The Palm House at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Hampton Court, Growing Plants, Days Out, Surrey, Beautiful Roses, Rainy Days, Wonderful Places

Enjoy Being A Friend - Pumpkin Beth

Gardens to visit in Surrey, Hampshire, and West Sussex We’re fortunate to benefit from so many beautiful, important, and historic gardens being open for us to enjoy in Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex. We can be inspired by spectacular plant collections, see rare and exotic plants, enjoy beautiful landscapes and learn more about how amazing plants are, without travelling very far at all! One of the ways in which you can support your favourite garden is to become a member or friend; this is…

 It’s quite simply awe inspiring to see the landscape being painted by mother nature in every beautiful shade of green, as more leaves unfurl and the view becomes ever greener each day.

Super Surrey Spring Gardens - Pumpkin Beth

April is such a magical time of year! It’s quite simply awe inspiring to see the landscape being painted by mother nature in every beautiful shade of green, as more leaves unfurl and the view becomes ever greener each day. I love to be outside, surrounded by the birds singing and bees buzzing. On warm days you may see butterflies flying: look out for the green toned Brimstone butterfly this month. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, a family day out, a beautiful place for a walk or a…

Rebecca Louise Law: Life in Death at Kew - Pumpkin Beth

Rebecca Louise Law: Life in Death, at Kew - Pumpkin Beth

Rebecca Louise Law: Life in Death On view at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, inside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. If you get the chance to visit Kew Gardens before Sunday 11th March 2018, it’s worth making time to visit the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, where you’ll be able to view Rebecca Louise Law’s latest art installation ‘Life in Death’. This is an immersive experience, which allows visitors the opportunity to venture through a thousand garlands made using delicate copper…

2018 Daffodil Shows and Competitions - Pumpkin Beth

2018 Daffodil Shows and Competitions - Pumpkin Beth

Here are the dates and details of some of the 2018 Daffodil Shows and Competitions that will be held this year: Royal Horticultural Society Daffodil Competitions and Shows RHS Garden Rosemoor Rosemoor Daffodil Competition will be held on Saturday 10th March 2018 and Sunday 11th March 2018. On Saturday, the Rosemoor Daffodil Competition will open at 11.30am after judging has finished. The Early Camellia Competition and the Hyacinth Competition will also be held on the same weekend at…

Inside the Palm House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Christmas at Kew 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

With the shorter daylight hours that winter brings, every moment outdoors feels like a gift. Spending your time outside in beautiful surroundings, with friends or family, can make the moment even more precious. At the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, you can walk through avenues of beautiful, rare, and ancient trees, which will inspire and uplift you at any time of year. If you’re looking to find some winter inspiration, there’s nowhere better to visit than the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Kew…

Gardens to visit in Surrey, Hampshire, and West Arundel Borde Hill Gilbert White’s House and Furzey Hampton Court Palace Sir Harold Hillier The Royal Botanic Gardens Loseley National Trust Gardens in Surrey, Hampshire, and West… Kew Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Stuff To Do, Things To Do, Hampton Court, Princess Of Wales, Glass House, Growing Plants, Days Out

Enjoy Being A Friend - Pumpkin Beth

Gardens to visit in Surrey, Hampshire, and West Sussex We’re fortunate to benefit from so many beautiful, important, and historic gardens being open for us to enjoy in Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex. We can be inspired by spectacular plant collections, see rare and exotic plants, enjoy beautiful landscapes and learn more about how amazing plants are, without travelling very far at all! One of the ways in which you can support your favourite garden is to become a member or friend; this is…

Daffodils at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, pictured on the March

Daffodil Gardens and Events for 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

Daffodils are such cheerful flowers, heralding the start of springtime, they are a real joy to behold. There are many different varieties of daffodils available; you can find daffodils flowering from early January until late May and beyond – so there’s plenty of time to enjoy their beauty. Here’s some information on where you can find some beautiful daffodil gardens to visit, as well as some fun and interesting daffodil events to attend in 2016: To read my article with dates and details for…

Christmas Gifts for Gardeners 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Christmas Gifts for Gardeners 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Christmas Gifts for Gardeners 20191.1 Make the promise of a day out together, to visit a snowdrop garden1.2 Join a Gardening Club!1.3 Meet BBC TV Presenter Adam Frost, at the Surrey Horticultural Federation Spring Talk1.4 The WOLF-Garten Straight Spade1.5 Improve your pond or create…

Sweet Pea Superstars! - Pumpkin Beth

Sweet Pea Superstars! - Pumpkin Beth

I just love growing sweet peas! I love to be enveloped by the sweet pea flower’s powerful and sensuous scent, while I’m encompassed by the flower’s beauty and charm. Eternal bliss! Everyone should have at least a few moments of pause and reflection, to recharge with their favourite sweet pea blooms each and every summer. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Betty Maiden’ pictured during my 2017 Sweet Pea Trial. March is a great time to sow sweet peas! Indeed during my 2017 Sweet Pea Trial, the plants that…

Inside the newly refurbished carnivorous plants area, inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Christmas at Kew 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

With the shorter daylight hours that winter brings, every moment outdoors feels like a gift. Spending your time outside in beautiful surroundings, with friends or family, can make the moment even more precious. At the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, you can walk through avenues of beautiful, rare, and ancient trees, which will inspire and uplift you at any time of year. If you’re looking to find some winter inspiration, there’s nowhere better to visit than the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Kew…

Book Review - East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes by Meera Sodha - Pumpkin Beth

Book Review - East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes by Meera Sodha - Pumpkin Beth

East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing Author: Meera Sodha Publisher: Fig Tree Books ISBN: 978-0-241-38756-6 I discovered Meera Sodha’s recipe for Vegan Cauliflower Korma in Meera’s ‘The New Vegan‘ column, in The Guardian, back in October 2018. I’ve been a huge…

Book Review - Plant Conservation: Why it Matters and How it Works - Pumpkin Beth Gardening Books, Book Reviews, Rainy Days, Conservation, Things To Do, Christmas Gifts, Pumpkin, Gift Ideas, Plants

Book Review - Plant Conservation: Why it Matters and How it Works - Pumpkin Beth