Annual Biennials

A few of the hollyhocks I sowed around April this year have decided to make a mad-dash for it and try to grow, flower and set seed all in one […]

Coconut Palm

If there’s one plant that just screams “tropical” and “exotic”, it’s the coconut palm. Seen on countless holiday programs, the images of coconut palms lining beaches of the finest white […]

Unwelcome Visitors

There are a lot of visitors to my garden, birds, cats, bees, caterpillars, butterflies, even the odd frog. They’re all welcome, of course, the buzzing of bees busy among the […]

Re-potted the Palm

A couple of weeks ago, when the remnants of hurricane Katia came back across the Atlantic and ran over the top of Scotland, here in the south we experienced blustery […]

September Sunshine

We’re in the middle of an unseasonably hot week, this week. Temperatures are way into the mid-to-high twenties and the sun is shining without a cloud in the sky. Of […]

1000 Snowdrops

The garden of a thousand snowdrops begins with the planting of the first bulb. I came up with that particular line of Zen after spending a week planting snowdrop bulbs […]