February, Highs of Fifteen

It’s meant to be the coldest month of the year, but it doesn’t feel like it. We’ve had some really stunning, warm sunny days. I’ve enjoyed looking at them from […]

OK, Panic

Most people will find the following picture of a red Camellia flower in the process of opening somewhat blurred and unassuming. Indeed the awkward angle, wet weather and dull sky doesn’t […]

Winter Pause

I haven’t been writing much on the blog in the last few weeks as I’ve been concentrating on completing a book that will be coming up to three years since […]

This garden blog started when I first learned to garden from scratch many years ago. I wrote and posted of my experiences, successes, failures, what I was proud of and […]

Mind the Gap

In the midst of the festive season when the days of winter are darkest, thoughts of the garden remain close to my mind as I’m looking forward to the next growing […]

Frosty Leaves

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m sure it’s been colder than average recently. Since the end of November I’ve been regularly having to de-ice the car in […]

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 […]