Welcome to my blog

I was born in Guernsey (but now live in Brittany) and our main industry was growing tomatoes although that industry has now virtually disappeared. Growing tomatoes to a Guernseyman is like wine to a Frenchman, it's in our blood! I do not profess to be an expert, but I have picked up a few tips and techniques which work for me.
PLEASE NOTE due to ill health I have not kept up with this blog, however there is still a lot of information to look at from over the past few years. I will add the odd new post but some videos are missing from old post, I will re-create these one day.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Meet Holly our new little Springer

As you might have previously read, we lost our little Springer Bramble just before Christmas, she was such  great company in the garden and would follow me everywhere.

We still miss Bramble daily but decided to get another Springer a few months ago when we heard about a new litter that had just been born. Six week ago we went to pick out 'Holly' and today we went to collect her.

Mrs TK has been buying toys every week in anticipation of Holly arriving at her new home, but we never knew that she already had a newspaper named after her. While shopping in our local Super-U we found the perfect little toy 'Holly News'. 

As you can see she is well settled in after a few hours in her new home and is already enjoying her new toys.  She had a total of nine brothers and sisters, so she might miss them for a few days, but she will have lots of cuddles from Mrs TK who also can't seem to stop taking pictures of her.

 I am sure Bramble is watching over her from above and would approve of our new little Holly.


  1. She is a cracker Steve! Great name and markings, she will be a lot of fun. I love Spaniel puppies with their "snub" noses until they grow on a bit. Well done and keep us posted.

  2. Hi Andy, loved your phone post as I will need a new phone soon as I will be permanently in France, so it will be the other way around for me.
    Holly is already a mini Bramble, so many similar traits. She is so much fun and already great company.

  3. Hi TA
    She really is so adorable as you say. Springers have a lovely nature and she has settled in well and even asked to go for a wee outside, lol

  4. Welcome to blogland little Holly! I hope you like tomatoes! xxxxx Matron and Leo

  5. Thank you Matron & Leo, I have my eyes on daddies strawberry plants as I know Bramble loved pinching the strawberries in the summer.

    Holly xx


We will not post anonymous comments