Patio Clearance 2020

It’s that time of the year again when the patio is cleared for winter. At the best of times this is a heavy job but this year was worse. Aside […]

Autumn in the Garden

The clocks have changed for winter and while we get a little bit of light back in the mornings (that only lasts for a few weeks), the dark evenings are […]

Starting the Main Border, Again

I’ve come up with the imaginative name of “Main Border” for the very final border in the garden, this might change but I recently came up with the name and […]

Polishing and Blocky Bottoms

Years ago, when we first moved into our house and inherited the garden, I couldn’t imagine how many miles long the list of outdoor work and jobs was to get […]

Skirting the Urn

The “Rectangle” grass area of the garden is formed by the straight border edges of Fruit Avenue, the Crescent and the large (not-yet-named) border on one side and the Landing […]

Finishing the Willow Border

The last several weeks in the garden have been physically exhausting. I’ve been spending almost all of my spare, fair-weather days working in it, finishing the Willow border, creating a […]

Queen of Night

There’s a plant I have, sat in the dining room that goes by some very evocative names, Reine de la Nuit, the Queen of Night, Night Blooming Cereus, Brahma Kamal, […]

Pine Pedicure

I was going to do a “spot the difference” but I couldn’t find the “before” picture. Naturally, I didn’t take one immediately before the change, but I know I took […]