Christmas trees the easy way!

Everyone loves a real tree at Christmas! The excitement of choosing it, the smell of the fresh pine filling the room, it really is a wonderful tradition not to be tampered with.

Bakker.com are making it even more special this year as they are delivering them straight to your door! Imaging all the wonderful parts of having a real tree without having to cram it into your car! Simply choose your …Read More

5 Ways To Enhance Your Garden With A Water Feature

 
A growing number of people in the UK are discovering the joys of gardening. In a study of 2,000 British homeowners, a third of young people said that they love to garden, with most spending around £747 to improve their outdoor spaces. As the gardening movement grows, it is expected that more young Brits will be spending more time and effort to enhance their garden in preparation for next year. Recently, …Read More

It’s a cheese & vine party!

 

Led Zeppelin is on in the back ground and the coffee table is swamped by a Swiss cheese plant… No you haven’t just stepped back in time, the 1970’s style is set to take interiors by storm this year ( and Zeppelin never went away).

 

From shag pile rugs, to colourful velvet sofas and house plants in abundance, there’s something to excite everyone about this fun 70s décor style revival.

So, dust …Read More

Wimbledon Final Fancy!

It’s the Wimbledon final and time to be ironically British!   Strawberries and cream are the done thing, however here at Bakker UK we fancied a touch of decadence this Sunday!

I am blessed to have several well established strawberry plants in my garden fruiting abundantly in the Lincolnshire sunshine! These will certainly come in handy with this recipe.

This simple strawberry pudding is a mixture of strawberries layered with whipped cream, shaved …Read More

Just like I imagined

Bakker’s Top 10 for Spring 2018!

Who wouldn’t want some extraordinary bulbs ready to spice up your spring?
Here we have our top ten, chosen for a long display of colour, vigour and fun!
Every bulb offers something different! They will certainly stand out in the spring sunshine. With a wide variety of colour, shapes and sizes, they really are perfect to be planted in your borders, patio pots and homes!
There are so many spring bulbs to choose …Read More

Goodbye and good gardening…

As 2016 draws to a close, so does my blogging for Bakker.com. Three years have flown by and I’ve had enormous fun writing about gardens, plants, flower shows and my allotment plot in Peterborough.

The wonderful thing about gardening is that you never stop learning. Every garden is different, and so is every gardener. Add to that the capriciousness of nature herself and you have a topic that’s as varied as …Read More

The Chickens and The Egg

Today was a milestone in my little world of allotment chicken keeping. We’ve gone full circle, my girls and I – from egg to egg.

 

Regular readers of this blog may remember that when Itchy, the last of my ex-battery hens, started looking a bit peaky back in the spring, it coincided with a very determined spell of broodiness from Marian, my gorgeous Black Rock. So, doing the maths (one about …Read More

Frost Leaves Garden

For the love of… frost?

I missed it. Dahlias frazzled and a thick layer of ice in the water butts were the only clues as I wrenched myself out of the house and hurried to the allotment into the watery light of a hazy November Sunday afternoon. Jack Frost had well and truly paid a visit.
Despite the devastation, I was glad. Why? Well, frost is very useful to us gardeners, for a number of reasons. …Read More