Winter Clearance

The Nomadic Patio Pot display on the “upper terrace” is probably the most intensive and time-consuming part of the garden. It is an ever shifting, fluidic display of annuals, perennials, bulbs, tubers […]

Cycle of Nature

Earlier this week, an irreplaceable part of the borders died. It wasn’t a specimen tree, sentimental shrub or prized plant that died, it was Bob, the ginger cat. Bob doing […]

Spice it up with a Ginger

One of the best things about growing in the UK and particularly in the south is pushing the boundaries on just what you can get away with growing. As I look […]

Tip of the Iceberg

This is not about lettuce. As I have been banned from buying any more clematis, terracotta pots or climbing roses by my other half, I thought the relationship would survive […]

Something in the Air

It was a year or two ago, in one of the many gardening catalogues that get posted through the door, that I spied a small an unassuming little plant – […]

The Light Side of Gardening

As we slide into Autumn (in the northern hemisphere, at least), the days are getting noticeably shorter and cooler. The sun doesn’t reach as high in the sky and spends an awful […]

Catching Up - Part 1

I’ve taken a longer break from the blog than I meant to and so much has changed and developed that it just has to be written down, somewhere. When I […]

A View from the Top

It’s August, which for me signals the move from “mid-summer” to “high-summer”. I’m not quite sure what the official difference is as it’s still summer, but “high” summer has the […]

Five out of Seven

There is a narrow strip of border under the front lounge window, which was one of the earlier borders to be restored. It’s about a metre wide and about five […]

Starlight

Now that the corner border has been planted and is slowly establishing, I’m taking my foot off the gas pedal and in a sense, having a brief “Summer nap” (in […]