Hedging Bets

The back garden is roughly a long rectangle in shape. The two long sides are framed with hedges, rhododendron ponticum for one and beech for the other. We’ll gloss over […]

Making an Entrance

I spend most of my time, money and effort on the back garden, it is the largest part while most of the front is a gravel drive. There are small […]

Rubbish Work

The early Spring weather with stay-at-home measures means I’ve raced through Spring garden chores and am now starting work on newer areas and projects that are beyond just “maintenance”. This […]

Supporting Acts

Several things on my annual maintenance list which I spent the warm Spring charging through was to look at the supports for the plants and redo the rickety parts. While […]

Divide and Conquer

The way to grasp a seemingly overwhelming problem or piece of work is to write down all its component pieces and dependencies, then put them in some sort of priority […]

Spring Blossom and More

In the last several blog posts I’ve written about how busy I’ve been working through lists and tasks, jobs and chores. While I’ve been beavering away, so has the garden. […]

Skirting and Fluting

That last rose has now been pruned, another one has been hooked back on to the tree it is supposed to be clambering up, another border got edged and weeded, […]

Minding the Steps

There’s only one rose left that I need to prune. All the others are done for the season. I’m left with the last and most difficult one to contend with, […]

Patio Back Online

One of the things on my “Spring Gardening Jobs” list is “Finish Winter Gardening Jobs List”. One of those that cross over the Winter/Spring season is the annual clearing, cleaning […]