The Semi-Circular Border

There is a border in the garden that was born five years ago out of prunings laid on the ground. This half-circle of sticks crossed and covered a large part […]

Fruit Avenue - Version 2

Of all the areas in the garden, Fruit avenue is the one I’m least pleased with. It’s always weed-choked, has miles of edging to maintain, has out-of-control-and-never-fruiting fruit trees, currant […]

The Urn and the Rectangle

You know that feeling when you just have to have an urn and simply nothing else will do? Well, I had that at the back-end of last year and so […]

More Mid-Year Maintenance

OK, so I’ll admit that keeping up with the blog hasn’t been particularly high on my priority list, but I honestly didn’t mean to have such a long gap between […]

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Recently we took a trip with our local gardening club to Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens. Set in the rolling weald of West Sussex, mid-way between London and the south coast, […]

The Straight-and-Narrow

It’s Spring but I’m still knee-deep in “winter” maintenance, that doesn’t stop me from looking around the garden and wondering what the plan for this year should be. There will […]

Blooming Heck! It's Spring!

I don’t know why I get so surprised when the garden bursts into flower. There are flowers in the garden every day of the year but it really gets noticeable […]

The Wake-Up Call

What a difference a month-and-a-bit makes! I’ve been very, very busy in the garden. After a long winter of being cooped-up inside the house a sudden flip in the weather […]

February Snow

February is typically the coldest month of the year in the UK and the beginning of this February was no different. It brought the first snow of Winter 2018/2019 and […]

Winter Flowers

Winter isn’t the traditional time of year to have plants in flower, but we do and I can’t help but be rather smug over it. I’m still not sure whether […]