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 […]

Winter Clearance

The Nomadic Patio Pot display on the “upper terrace” is probably the most intensive and time-consuming part of the garden. It is an ever shifting, fluidic display of annuals, perennials, bulbs, tubers […]

Snippets - Part 2

Continuing the theme of random garden pictures for the purposes of assembling a blog post, here are the next set of headline horticultural items. The Zantedeschia have over-wintered fine. They […]

Patio Pot Plants 2015

With the days getting longer and occasionally warmer, Spring is advancing and I used the long Easter weekend to start bringing plants out of the cosy comfort of the greenhouses and […]

Greenhouse Down

We have a temporary walk-in plastic greenhouse that has sat on the patio since last October, protecting the semi-tender plants we have. In such a small garden, the only place for […]

Greenhouse Evaluation

As you may know, we have a plastic walk-in greenhouse that sits on the patio right next to the house, along with two smaller greenhouses that are essentially a plastic-wrapped […]

Frosty Days

It has been particularly cold in these last few weeks. With regularly clear night skies and sunny but cold days, much of the frost hasn’t melted and just keeps on […]

For the One Who Wanted Gaura

Most of the seeds I sowed during mid-summer are coming along nicely; one of seed packs was Gaura Lindheimeri. Someone commented that they wanted to see the Gaura growing and for […]

Wrapping Up For Winter

We’ve been lucky with the weather at the weekends recently as although it’s been cold, there’s been sunshine, so I took the opportunity to put up the temporary winter greenhouse […]

I must confess to having had a particularly lazy week or two in terms of gardening. There’s been plenty of other things to do but in the time left I […]