Tamsin Foster

About Tamsin Foster

I’m a self-taught gardener, picking up tips and information from gardening programs and family and friends. I’m a great believer in reusing all sorts of items and plants for free, which includes taking cuttings and swapping with friends. I’ve never had enough time before now to really go for my dream midsummer oasis, but I recently moved to a little 1950’s house, with a long lawn only garden. With a little budget and help from my friends I shall turn this clay clogged boring plot into a wildlife haven and fill it with amazing flowers and fruit I have always dreamed of growing, each one with its own story. I shall share links to articles that I have found useful and inspiring, and be honest with my mistakes and some of my dafter ideas!

Digging for Dragons in March

Last weekend, with a little help from my sister we built walls made from old pallets around the compost heap. I dragged a lot of the current heap over and exposed some good mulch at the bottom of the pile. I’ve used that in my flowerbed to increase both the water retention and drainage […]

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Misty Mornings

Now its already early autumn, with so many showers it does feel like the summer has been a good one for the garden but not necessarily for gardeners! I’m a bit of a fair weather gardener and I really didn’t like the high winds we seemed to get most of this year. When more […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Potting On|2 Comments|

Flaming June?

It was so hot a few weeks ago I had the sun block on, but no need for that today, it’s cooler and overcast. Since planting up some aquilegias, peonies, lots of summer flowering bulbs, and an apple tree, it’s rained a fair bit, relieving me of watering can duty (thankfully!)

Although the back garden […]

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