May 2012

Iris Sibirica

One of the plants given to me in a bucket from my partner’s parents was an iris. I’ve had it for a year or two now and recently discovered it […]

It’s a very busy time for me at the moment and I’m struggling to keep up with odd jobs and things that need doing in the garden as well as […]


It’s getting towards the end of May and the April showers have finally finished. It’s been warm for a few days and the warm sunny weather is set to continue. […]

Lonely Miss Bateman

The Clematis “Miss Bateman” is now in full flower: This is it – all of it – that lone, single, solitary flower. We had only one last year and only […]

The Cherry Blossom

At the corner of the garden is a sizeable ornamental cherry blossom and it has beautiful double-flowers of the most delicate soft pink. It comes out rather late in terms […]

Aquilegia Caerulea

Last summer I planted some blue Columbine seeds, also known as Aquilegia Caerulea or “Granny’s Bonnet”. They were so easy to sow and germinate that there’s not much point in […]

Well, this is the 100th Post. It’s kind of crept up on me. I haven’t really been keeping track of the numbers. This garden blog is still more about how […]

Immaculate Edges

I spent a lot of time in February and March defining and properly edging the lawn to set the borders for this year. So a few days ago, when I […]

We went away to my parents for the bank holiday so didn’t I actually spend any time in the garden. I haven’t been spending much time outside anyway because of […]

My Beautiful Young Wisteria

I have a thing about Wisterias. We’re in a very good part of the UK to grow them and to see old specimens. A page of this site is even […]