White Orchid

House plants are one of the things that keep me going through the winter months when there’s very little I want to do outside and I bet that the most […]

Amaryllis Flowering

I’m amazed at how quickly the Amaryllis has shot up its first flower spike and how suddenly it burst open to reveal four swelling flower buds, one of which is […]

Raking Leaves

I’m very glad that I’m not inundated with leaves each autumn. Although we’re almost surrounded by trees, they are too far away for most of their leaves (but not their […]

Garden Arch

Earlier this year, I bought an arch for the garden. It wasn’t particularly cheap as I wanted something sturdy and it wasn’t particularly easy to get into the ground either […]

Booze 'n' Seeds

Now here’s an interesting combination: booze and seeds. At the moment, if you pop into the supermarket and head over to the alcohol section, scope out the sherry and you’ll […]

Cash Crop Credit Crunch

Last autumn, my partner was given a bunch of saffron crocus bulbs (Crocus Sativus) for his birthday. It may have been a dual-present since he is definitely not a gardener. […]

Amaryllis Spire

It’s been around three weeks since the first post and pictures about the Amaryllis “Apple Blossom” that we have. The flower spike has been growing higher and higher as the […]

Monster Wisteria

Cambridge is full of old buildings and against many of them, there is a wisteria planted that has had many, many years to grow. There are some pretty large ones […]

The Winter Garden

My garden is very much a spring garden, that’s when most of the plants are in out flower and there’s the most interest. Other gardens are winter gardens, where they […]

November Cuttings

This is the first effort at trying to change a very bad habit of mine, which is to throw away plant labels and not write down what plant cuttings I […]