Skirting the Urn

The “Rectangle” grass area of the garden is formed by the straight border edges of Fruit Avenue, the Crescent and the large (not-yet-named) border on one side and the Landing […]

Finishing the Willow Border

The last several weeks in the garden have been physically exhausting. I’ve been spending almost all of my spare, fair-weather days working in it, finishing the Willow border, creating a […]

Queen of Night

There’s a plant I have, sat in the dining room that goes by some very evocative names, Reine de la Nuit, the Queen of Night, Night Blooming Cereus, Brahma Kamal, […]

Pine Pedicure

I was going to do a “spot the difference” but I couldn’t find the “before” picture. Naturally, I didn’t take one immediately before the change, but I know I took […]

Smells Like Holiday

The patio is a lot of work, it’s a lot of maintenance, lifting, moving and arranging of pots, preparation, cleaning, monitoring, watering, mulching, feeding, de-pesting, planting, soil-mixing. It’s one of […]

Decanting the Compost Heap

I always thought we had the compost heap for years and years. Turns out – after hunting through old photos – that it was made around this time only three […]

Fences and Pathfinding

A few weeks ago we last left off with the penultimate border edged with some stone work, a new path laid and just waiting on the compost heap to be […]

Picture Snaps 2

I ducked out between rain showers recently to grab some pictures of the garden as it races and grows out of control before my eyes. We first start with the […]