Garden

The Straight-and-Narrow

It’s Spring but I’m still knee-deep in “winter” maintenance, that doesn’t stop me from looking around the garden and wondering what the plan for this year should be. There will […]

Blooming Heck! It's Spring!

I don’t know why I get so surprised when the garden bursts into flower. There are flowers in the garden every day of the year but it really gets noticeable […]

The Wake-Up Call

What a difference a month-and-a-bit makes! I’ve been very, very busy in the garden. After a long winter of being cooped-up inside the house a sudden flip in the weather […]

February Snow

February is typically the coldest month of the year in the UK and the beginning of this February was no different. It brought the first snow of Winter 2018/2019 and […]

Winter Flowers

Winter isn’t the traditional time of year to have plants in flower, but we do and I can’t help but be rather smug over it. I’m still not sure whether […]

Winter Musings

The winter is a quiet time on the blog, but that doesn’t mean it is a quiet time in the garden. Gardening work shifts from reclaiming wild areas and creating […]

Buried Treasure

Keeping with the recent theme of gems, I recently caved and did a bulb order. A very large one. The largest one yet, in fact – and that’s remembering the […]

All Star Line-up

I must admit that the picture is rather underwhelming, three pots of dormant sticks and they’re the supposed gems of the garden? With most things garden-related however, it’s not the […]

Flowering Interlude

One of things I’m obsessed about in the garden is the continuity of flowering. It simply means there must be something in flower in the garden at any time of […]

Foot off the Pedal

For various reasons, it’s been quite a long time since I last wrote and I have a terrible confession to make: I’ve done very little in the garden since the […]