GARDEN HEROES Archives • Franklyn + Vincent
Franklyn & Vincent is a few casual peeks from my kitchen garden beginnings and home maker dreams in a small terrace house in East London.
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15 May
Hail the mighty kale!

After a few years of being a one-type-of-kale-woman, I went all out this year and planted five different types of kale. I know. Kale is one of my most used veg in the garden and variety is the spice of life 'n all that. So I...

26 Jan
The Little Bay Tree

In my folks old home we used to have a huge bay tree outside the kitchen window, so I've never actually bought a bay leaf. I know, spoilt eh! So when my mum moved out she gave me a lovely terracotta pot from the old garden and...

14 Sep
Nobody puts Bacopa in the corner…

To be fair, nearly everyone puts Bacopa (Sutera cordata) in a corner. It's a bushy, trailing plant and often stuffed in hanging baskets as a filler or backdrop for more look-at-me flowers. But not in my garden...

30 May
The Life of a Tulip (in East London)

For many, it's the snowdrop ~ for me, it's the tulip. I love snowdrops, but they are no tulip and in my garden, it's the tulip that brings the garden back to life, after the chilly ol' winter. But just like love you, can't hurry them*, so as...

08 Jul
Garden heroes: Star Jasmine

CONCRETE AND OLD FENCES When we first moved in a couple of years ago it was all just concrete and old fences. So I replaced the fences. Then it was all just concrete and bright orange fences. There were two good decisions I made in the that first year. Paint...