Nature Valley, Gardening & Scrolls!

Following on from my post yesterday I was delighted when the postman knocked on my door this morning with this beautiful package from Nature Valley 🙂

You’ll probably remember from previous posts that I am a big fan of Nature Valley bars, so I was more than delighted to have a new stash to eat (I may share one or two) they also sent me some lovely gardening gloves and a paper scroll. Yesterday I admitted to being the director of garden operations and didn’t actually get stuck in with the hard work. Well inspired by the gloves and Nature Valley’s new facebook app/comp, I hope you’ll all be over the top proud when I show you these pics where I actually planted something myself! Before you all tell me that I appear to be planting a sheet of paper. This was the scroll Nature Valley sent, inside it said ‘You can plant me and I will grow!’  so I’ve dutifully followed this advice and can’t wait to see what will start appearing in due course. It did conjure up images of Alice in Wonderland, I’ve heard of seed paper before but I’ve never had the chance to try it until now. It would make fabulous wedding favours.

So get your gloves on and get gardening, I’ll let you off if you plant a virtual garden over on facebook as some very lucky designers will have those gardens made for real for everyone to enjoy in London.

I’ll also report back when the scroll starts to grow into something pretty!


Nature Valley has just launched two lovely new flavours (believe me they are scrumptious!) they’re called

  • Nature Valley Crunchy &More Oats & Berries
  • Nature Valley Crunchy &More Oats & Hazelnuts

you can pick them up in all the major supermarkets.

The Gardening Season

We’ve had some fantastic weather recently, we’ve been celebrating this gorgeous sunshine with plenty of BBQs and lots of games in the garden. But it’s also made both Anne and myself start looking at our gardens and seeing areas we want to improve.

We’re both big fans of terracotta pots, I think they give a cottage feel to any plant and they’re relatively inexpensive as a pretty addition to your garden. I thought I’d share some pics of our recent plantings. Have you been out in your garden recently?

If you don’t have a garden or perhaps just don’t have the inclination to garden (I hold my hands up here, I direct operations, I don’t actually do anything) then you could have a bit of fun by entering Nature Valley’s new Facebook comp. You can create a miniature garden in a pot and possibly win a prize. I’ve already made quite a few, I’m particularly fond of the pond feature (possibly as I don’t have one). Do let me know if you make one so I can go and check it out in the gallery.