The Procrastination Post

This is an unashamedly procrastination post. I’m currently in the middle of several large jobs: Completing the border edging Pruning the roses Cleaning the patio Pruning the hedges Mulching the […]

Making the Cut

As usual, I’m behind, but this time with the winter pruning of the roses, which should be finishing around now so I have time to cut the hedges before the […]

Gardening in between rain

The wet weather continues and I keep slowly plodding along the border edges in between the showers and when the grass doesn’t squelch upon walking on it. That only adds […]

There’s a howling storm passing through the UK at the moment, Storm Ciara (as they’re named these days) it making itself known. It is causing havoc up and down the […]

Starting Without Me

It’s been mild and wet recently. That’s a statement that would validly apply to the weather here at any time of year, not just at the end of January as […]

Bordering on the Edge

Once of the most monotonous, tedious, slow and pain-staking jobs in the garden is to do the border edging. It’s also the most rewarding. I hate doing it but I […]

January Running Commentary

In between my parents staying, rain squalls, storms, family get-togethers, baking and work, I’ve only managed to do little bits and pieces to advance the winter clean-up in the garden; […]

A Subtle Return

First of all, I’m sorry if you’ve worried while I’ve been away from here for the last several months. I got into a cycle where the longer I stayed away […]

The Semi-Circular Border

There is a border in the garden that was born five years ago out of prunings laid on the ground. This half-circle of sticks crossed and covered a large part […]

Fruit Avenue - Version 2

Of all the areas in the garden, Fruit avenue is the one I’m least pleased with. It’s always weed-choked, has miles of edging to maintain, has out-of-control-and-never-fruiting fruit trees, currant […]