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 […]

Winter Musings

The winter is a quiet time on the blog, but that doesn’t mean it is a quiet time in the garden. Gardening work shifts from reclaiming wild areas and creating […]

Buried Treasure

Keeping with the recent theme of gems, I recently caved and did a bulb order. A very large one. The largest one yet, in fact – and that’s remembering the […]

All Star Line-up

I must admit that the picture is rather underwhelming, three pots of dormant sticks and they’re the supposed gems of the garden? With most things garden-related however, it’s not the […]

Flowering Interlude

One of things I’m obsessed about in the garden is the continuity of flowering. It simply means there must be something in flower in the garden at any time of […]

Autumn Light

It’s that time of the year when the season is coming to an end and the days are shortening, the sun doesn’t climb as high and the light takes on […]

Foot off the Pedal

For various reasons, it’s been quite a long time since I last wrote and I have a terrible confession to make: I’ve done very little in the garden since the […]

Clematis

We have a lot of Clematis in the garden, it’s one of my favourite plants, specifically the large-flowered hybrids with spectacular dinner-plate sized blooms. The only trouble is that Clematis […]

The Landing Pad - Part 3

For some reason, making the Landing Pad and the surrounding borders seemed to be a real slog at times. It’s taken just over a year to get to the “ready […]