Down Under Christmas Treats

What do you get when you make a gingerbread man person DownUnder? Upside Down little folk that you can Mr Squiggle into Christmas Reindeer! Mrs PP used this gluten free recipe from Evolving Table to put together these biscuits for taking to end of year gatherings. I thought it was a brilliant idea and they … Continue reading Down Under Christmas Treats


Just when I thought the garden was  smelling good with the abundant blossoms of the Honeysuckle, out comes the Buddleia for the beginning of Summer. Buddleia davidii is to me, the perfume of English summers - along with Petunias and Sweet Peas. I recall seeing on my travels large 'trees' of buddleia in and around … Continue reading Buddleia

Damage Control

With an available morning to tend to the Tillellan garden I drove over to the house and was there by 5am to do some maintenance. The early rise was to beat the heat and the first job was to fix the hose which had a couple of pin hole leaks in it due to the … Continue reading Damage Control

Remembrance Day 2017

This year, Remembrance Day fell on the same weekend as the Albany Agricultural Society Show. Mrs PP was one of a few asked to make a wreath for the Horticultural Society to help mark the occasion. The roses were donated by legendary local gardener Bella Swainston who produces some stunning blooms for presenting at the … Continue reading Remembrance Day 2017