Gardening

  • 16 great things to do in Northants!

    Pinch punch first of the month. This week’s What’s On has us running from one side of the county to the other like a March Hare.  We’ve got gorgeous gardens, beautiful spring bouquets and should it get a bit nippy out there we’ve got plenty of Northants arts and culture to keep us company. We’ve […]

  • Oooooh let’s get back to nature (and grub) – What’s On until 9 Feb

    What? Are those green shoots I spy on the firmament of the Northamptonshire countryside? Well, yes, but let’s not rush into spring shall we? There’s plenty of time for that once we’ve dealt with frosty February, and only the hardiest species (Muddy types) know how to hand the last throes of Winter.  And check out […]

  • The Muddy Guide: Nov 17 – 23

    Hello Mudsters.  This week’s What’s on guide brings you sparkle in many varieties – People, Venues, Events and Charity.  It’s a great time of year, and it’s a great county to be in too.  Don’t forget to sign up to Muddy Alerts on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.  With so much going on, not all […]

  • Muddy Hand Ties – Creative Fleur

    I love flowers, but I have to be completely honest, they’re often bought in a rush alongside the spring onions and facial wipes. I’ve still got this idea that going into a florist for flowers ‘just for me’, is quite indulgent (and expensive), and if I did go the cheaper option and get loose flowers, […]

  • Stay here: Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire

    Hero, our Muddy editor over in Bucks/Oxon, went to stay at Thornbury Castle and she reckons us Northants peeps will want to hear about it, so here you go you gorgeous lot! Fancy something a bit different on the blogaroo today? No problem, may I offer you a stay in the Cotswolds castle where Henry VIII and […]

  • What’s on? Lots!

    Althorp Literary Festival, Althorp Estate, Thurs 30 Jun to July 3 Building on the success of Festivals past, the 13th Althorp Literary Festival promises once again to be a tres impressive event, with sessions from renowned novelists, comedians, politicians, sportsmen, screenwriters, biographers, historians and broadcasters (plus yours truly will be there with bells on). A bit of […]

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Time to pimp up your patio? I’ve just discovered this range of funky deckchairs and cushions that will help your garden get its groove on…

  • What’s on this week…

    Mediterranean Breads, Bay Tree Cottage, Towcester, Thurs 12 May That Bay Tree Cottage makes so much bread I reckon the lucky employees are in a permanent carb coma! This week they’re using an authentic range of ingredients, baking methods and techniques, and learning how to create a selection of delicious Mediterranean breads. I’m looking at a […]

    • Muddy gardening tips for May

      I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m no green fingered goddess, but after a mooch around a few gardening centres over the last few weekends, these are the tips I’ve garnered from the experts (you’re welcome ; ) Put support in place Get your stakes and plant supports in now for taller growing and back […]

    • The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016 are nearly here!

      Do you have a favourite hair salon or pub that you can’t go a week without visiting? Do you love the county we live in and want to help your local business communities? Then move in a little closer while I tell you more about the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016! Muddy Stilettos Northants is following hot on […]

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