Av små frø blir det store tre – from small seeds big trees grow…. (A Norwegian proverb).
Hi I’m Nicola and I began this blog to chronicle my gardening adventures in Oslo.
I moved here from Southern England with my family in 2012, and up to that time had never experienced such long winters or long summer days. I started out gardening with just a few pots to inject some colour into the garden and as a creative outlet. Winter came and I held my breath. To my amazement, as spring emerged from under the snow so did new growth on my plants and it spurred me onto growing even more.
As I don’t have a patch of garden to call my own, my main focus is on growing in containers without a greenhouse, using equipment that you can typically find in non-specialist shops. As I’m discovering, there is so much you can do with a small space and in this environment.
I’m interested in the idea of community gardening, making gardening accessible to everybody, and food growing initiatives. I have a background in community environmental work, have studied horticulture with the Royal Horticultural Society and have a Diploma in Garden Design.
If you would like to get into gardening or bring gardening into your community- school, nursery, residents’ committee- then please get in touch! I’d like to help you get started. Or if you are already gardening and have experiences to share, I’d love to hear from you.
Welcome to my blog, and happy gardening wherever you are!