other gardens

Impossible Chelsea

In a double whammy of gardening gloriousness, I went to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the first time. It was an incredible, exhausting, overwhelming, heaving, wonderful day. Thankfully I […]

Keukenhof Tulip Garden

There is a garden in the Netherlands, just outside the little town of Lisse. It opens for just two months of the year in the spring and in this short […]

Romance in Ruins

Recently, we’ve been doing more NT’ing again (visiting National Trust properties) and they’ve been the jewels in the crown of the National Trust. These are famous places that are known […]

Mottisfont

Deep in the Hampshire countryside, in the midst of quintessentially English villages with thatched roofs and timber frames lies an unassuming place, where the crystal clear waters of the River […]

The Clematis Montana

People are continually reminding me how dreadful I am with Clematis and how they always die – sometimes before I even get them to the check-out. Well, this particular clematis is […]

Cue Kew Palm House

The other day was the first time I have been to Kew Gardens in London. Like RHS Wisley, Kew has held an almost mythical status in my mind as being […]

Tilford Cottage Garden

On a particular day in the recent past we were dodging deluges as we made our way to Tilford cottage garden, open with the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). This was the […]

OMG! RHS Wisley!

One morning, when it was looking to turn into another fine sunny day, I thought to myself, “I really ought to finish off pulling the ivy roots from the patio […]

My Astrantia, Their Astrantia

In mid-summer last year, we visited a local garden when it was briefly opened to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme. It was a large garden with […]

Maderia

Well, it’s been a good few weeks since the last time I wrote a post, but I’ve been on a wonderful holiday to the beautiful sub-tropical paradise island of Madeira, […]