September 2014

The Root of the Problem

I used to think that my prized Strelitzia, which I had painstakingly grown from seed and nurtured for the last three or four years was the only Strelitzia in the world […]

Wisteria Wire Wonder

Sometimes I still can’t get over just how much work it is to get a plant in the ground. It sounds bizarre but let’s take the example of the wisteria […]

Patio Ha Ha Ah Ha

The paved “terrace” (Estate Agent’s description) that runs along the back of the house is significantly raised due to the gently sloping nature of the site. This means we have a […]

The Master Plan

“Of course there is a plan!” I declare. I’m referring to how I’m going to lay out the new garden with borders, paths, structure, trees, plants and shrubs. I’ve been in […]