Winter Sunflowers

I really like sunflowers, they’re so bright and cheery and I grew several from seed this year. They were “Velvet Queen”, which has a strong red flush to the petals […]

Winter Bay

Most of the plants in the garden are deciduous or herbaceous but there are several evergreens mixed in among them. One of them is bay, and we have two “bushes”, […]

A week or two ago, the last of the myriad bulbs that I ordered finally arrived through the post. It was the first time that I’ve ordered bulbs off the […]

White Orchid

House plants are one of the things that keep me going through the winter months when there’s very little I want to do outside and I bet that the most […]

Amaryllis Flowering

I’m amazed at how quickly the Amaryllis has shot up its first flower spike and how suddenly it burst open to reveal four swelling flower buds, one of which is […]

Raking Leaves

I’m very glad that I’m not inundated with leaves each autumn. Although we’re almost surrounded by trees, they are too far away for most of their leaves (but not their […]

Garden Arch

Earlier this year, I bought an arch for the garden. It wasn’t particularly cheap as I wanted something sturdy and it wasn’t particularly easy to get into the ground either […]

Booze 'n' Seeds

Now here’s an interesting combination: booze and seeds. At the moment, if you pop into the supermarket and head over to the alcohol section, scope out the sherry and you’ll […]

Cash Crop Credit Crunch

Last autumn, my partner was given a bunch of saffron crocus bulbs (Crocus Sativus) for his birthday. It may have been a dual-present since he is definitely not a gardener. […]

Amaryllis Spire

It’s been around three weeks since the first post and pictures about the Amaryllis “Apple Blossom” that we have. The flower spike has been growing higher and higher as the […]