Hospital not home…

Sat 5th May Today was the first of the nurturenature plant sales for 2018. Sadly, I wasn’t able to be there as I have been stuck in hospital for the last week with a pneumonia. It has meant missing a weeks holiday and the plant sales today and tomorrow so the timing is immaculate (ly […]

Fresh, fresh, fresh…….

Key to ethos and philosophy of the nurturenature therapeutic garden project and it’s associated endeavours is a wish to heighten awareness of the benefits of nature and gardening in all their forms to both physical and mental health. Part of this is sharing a message that it is possible for everyone, even if you only have a windowsill, […]

What is normal?

One of the curious things about life is how what is in fact, when compared to the general population, quite an abnormal situation becomes normality. This was highlighted to me today in a curious way-I was talking to someone who was potentially going to come and do some cleaning for me. Living rurally it’s quite difficult […]

Health, horticulture & happiness

My post  title is not actually original although these three words readily encapsulate key themes of my life. In fact the title is derived from the focus for 2016 for the RHS, the national gardening charity. Perceived by many I suspect to be the realm of posh middle class women who go to the Chelsea Flower […]

First-post-bits-and-pieces

The last 10 years have presented me with some huge and at times nearly overwhelming health challenges and associated lifestyle changes ……….Central to my resilience are the connections I have supporting me both close family and close friends.Without them I would be stranded. My 4 dogs, of course, are essential support. Connection with nature in all its many forms is critical to my daily life and inextricably linked to my unstructured spirituality…..nurturenature is also about life at Station House, our crazy family home and refugio for others in need of somewhere to stay for a while…….nurturenature is also about life at Station House, our crazy family home and refugio for others in need of somewhere to stay for a while