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 […]

Eddie's Garden

I’m not sure why, but I don’t put an ownership tag on the garden. I don’t say that it is “my” garden. Photos are of “the” garden, we eat in […]

Wall Hangings

The garden is bounded by fences and hedges, but within, there are a couple of noteworthy walls, the main one being the patio wall that separates the upper terrace from […]

Heaven Sent Heaven Scent

Spring has been wonderfully warm, with a stubborn high pressure system sitting over the south of the UK we’ve enjoyed long sunny days with gloriously blue skies and little white […]

Blood and Roses

Eyes squint from facing into direct sun, arms trembleĀ from being held above head-height, hands shake, fingers twitch. Just one more knot needed to tame the rose and fix it against […]

Mad March Mulch

The bags of soil had been sat on the drive for weeks, just sat, not doing much, covered with bright blue tarp to keep the rain off. With late winter […]