A Season of Change

One of the most exciting things about creating a new garden is change. The sheer amount of change, the transformation from what was to what is and what will be. […]

Colours for Autumn

We’re well and truly into Autumn now. There’s no more chancesĀ for a last-minute heat-wave. No hope of a second Indian Summer. British Summer Time has endedĀ and the days are noticeably […]

Annual Flower Show

In the previous garden one of my proudest achievements was to have something in flower all year round and in such a small space that’s not easy. There are times […]

Decisions, Decisions

It’s been a while since I last wrote and that’s because we’ve been very busy getting lots done in the garden and even meeting a far flung garden blogger too, […]

Whoever said that gardening was a relaxing, leisurely activity, with no strenuous work, heavy lifting, over-exertion, stress or deadlines obviously had someone else doing it for them. I say this […]

A Fan of Roses

It may only be late August, but the weather has gone right ahead to late November anyway. Driving rain, cold, dull days and overwhelming wet means that we’re really delayed […]

The Crescent

Due to the semi-circular sweep of the Grand Herbaceous Border (currently covered in polythene) and the equivalent semicircle opposite for the piece of grass (after much begging, pleading and final […]

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 […]

That New Long Border

After the triumph of Magnolia Hill, we moved onto working another border that sits along the beech hedge at the right hand side of the garden. The soil here is […]