Nostalgia Trip

After an absence of three years, lilies finally make a return to the garden. The last time we saw these sumptuous and deliciously scented flowers was in the old garden. […]

Shoddy Maintenance

When taking on a garden, I’ve always kept up with the maintenance of areas that have been restored before starting new ones. This way, completed areas don’t fall back into […]

Romance in the Garden

Don’t worry, this post isn’t going to get mushy, it’s more about garden style. There are many styles of gardening, Cottage gardening, formal, wild, naturalistic, rock, landscape, forest, romantic etc. […]

The Boundary Line

The back of the garden has receded several times. When we first moved in, we were presented with a wall of rhododendrons, from which a couple of sheds emerged, when […]

Fruits of the Avenue

Fruit Avenue was begun a couple of years ago with the bulbous border end closest to the house and drawing back in a long line to half way down the […]

Heaps and Piles

This post should not infer anything about my medical conditions but is rather to do with the recently inaugurated compost heap – a garden feature I’ve been waiting over three […]

Dependency Chains

I leave and breathe dependency chains. It’s how I get stuff done. People work dependency chains all the time without even realising. For the uninitiated, a dependency chain is the […]

Haven

The garden is gradually maturing and developing its own character as the borders age and years pass by. Microclimates, ecosystems and food chains are forming and there’s a feeling of […]

Distractions

When I looked back in the blogging calendar, I realised I had left June with barely a single post. It wasn’t intentional and sadly it wasn’t because I was on […]

What a Load of Rubbish!

When we first moved into the garden, it was and overgrown blank canvas, rampant ivy covered the patio walls, carex grass and bamboo were out of control, buddleja was threatening […]