2017

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 […]

Cordially Made

A couple of years ago we made an island border, it was the first large border in the garden to be dug. We planted it with various shrubs, one of […]

At the Boundary

I like to be ordered and systematic wherever I can, from evacuating a plane to going around the supermarket. This systematic approach also applies to the garden. We are clearing […]

It's all Golden

Although not as pronounced as when itĀ happens in autumn, there are a couple of weeks in spring when the sun is at a low angle in the sky and it […]

Late Frost

It’s been a rather busy spring and there has been a lot of work done already that I haven’t written about as such but some highlights are: The sweet peas […]