Home & Garden

    Forever & Ever Hydrangeas in Bloom


    As a follow up on to the Forever & Ever Hydrangeas I’ve planted in April I can tell you that I’m absolutely in love with them. This is honestly the best hydrangea I have ever worked with. They are in full and utter amazing bloom!

    I’ve planted them in 3 different spots; a combination of red and pink under my garden shed window and also my absolute favourite spot. Don’t be fooled about the sad looking flowers, it’s a sweltering 31C here today so we all look like that. But look at the massive flowers and the beautiful green and strong leaves.

    My second favourite spot are baskets and pots. It seems that the plants love it. The largest flowers of the 3 different spots are definitely in the baskets and pots.

    I also love the colours, the pink is just the perfect pink and the blue goes so well with all the lavender in the garden.

    My least favourite spot in the garden are the boxed hedges. The hydrangeas are exactly doing what I had planned for them to do and are growing as impressively and bold as in the other two spots, but I don’t like all the colours mixed up. I would have gone for a two colour combination instead of a four coloured one. So either pink and red or blue and white. It’s looking like a very bold flag to me now, so I must correct this next year.

    But overall I’m so happy and pleased. Next time I’ll show you how to maintain the hydrangeas.

  • Lifestyle

    My New Book “Yvestown Kookt”

    Which means Yvestown Cooks, like I basically do everyday, so much that the editor of a weekend newspaper glossy, Sjiek, asked me to share a weekly column with the food I like and how…

  • Lifestyle

    Papa by Boris

    Boris van de Grint, that’s the name of my husband and he’s a painter, a very talented one who has made quite a few paintings for our home, and other people’s homes, but has…

  • Cooking & Baking

    Quick Tiramisu

    Ingredients 550 ml fresh cream 250g Mascarpone 5 tbsp golden brown caster sugar 300 ml of fresh made coffee 2 tbsp Amaretto liqueur 175 gr sponge fingers cocoa powder dark chocolate Preparation Whisk in…

  • Home & Garden

    Poppies Galore

    Sorry for all my garden spam, but there’s so much going on in the garden this year. It’s finally kicking off big time and it couldn’t make me more happy. Each time I go…

  • Lifestyle


    Just recently I’ve re-discovered Pinterest. I’ve never been a huge fan before, but that’s because I didn’t really get it. I started out using Pinterest as a proper pinboard, a place where I could…

  • Home & Garden

    A New Bedspread

    I haven’t been doing much crochet lately, as I don’t really know what to make. I don’t want a home filled with crochet and I can’t find the time and patience to crochet the…

  • Home & Garden Lifestyle

    Mothering Sunday

    On the 8th of May it will be mothering Sunday in Belgium and The Netherlands. It’s all a bit confusing to me why they don’t turn this day into a world wide fixed event…

  • Home & Garden

    Forever & Ever Hydrangeas

    It’s said that keeping a garden with hydrangeas is boring as they are such easy plants to keep, they always have beautiful flowers throughout summer and autumn and don’t need much maintenance. Therefore gardening…

  • Cooking & Baking

    Birthday Scones

    For the 90th birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth II – hurrah!!! I like to eat my scones chunky, airy and with raisins for extra sweetness. By adding yoghurt the scones will get airy and…