Hello, and welcome to Tulips and Terracotta. The blog was set up four years ago, when we moved into your first (rented) house with a garden. I was teaching at the time, and didn’t really have an interest in gardening. I knew nothing about it, I just thought it would be nice to have some outside space. We were, however, expected to tend the garden and keep it tip top for our termly inspections, and that is where it all started. I was a teacher at the time, and slowly I realised that gardening took my mind off things, and it helped with my stress. It also helped me realise that I would have burned out had I continued on the path I was.
Through this blog I document my journey. As we rent, and will continue to for the foreseeable future, container gardening is the only option for us. I write about successes and failures, do the odd how-to, and grow flowers, fruit and veg where I can, researching which are the best varieties to grow in containers. I have created a garden in every house we’ve lived in. There is no point in putting no effort into your home because you are renting. Temporary does not equal impersonal.
I want to grow my collection of herbs and medicinal plants. Wildlife is important to me, so I have a lot of plants that are favoured by bees and butterflies. I want to break dismantle the perception that a container garden cannot be beautiful, plentiful and beneficial. What will I be able to achieve with containers? There’s only one way to find out.
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