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 […]

Spice it up with a Ginger

One of the best things about growing in the UK and particularly in the south is pushing the boundaries on just what you can get away with growing. As I look […]

Tip of the Iceberg

This is not about lettuce. As I have been banned from buying any more clematis, terracotta pots or climbing roses by my other half, I thought the relationship would survive […]

Talk on Corners - Part 3

Part 1 of this mini-series introduced the corner border as an expansion project, in which there was a flurry of activity in marking it out, cutting the edge and then a […]

No Time Like the Crescent

The Crescent is a narrow strip of border with one end attached to Magnolia Hill. Its shape was dictated¬†from having a large semi-circular border marked on one side of the […]

The New Front Border - Part 2

In Part 1 of “The New Front Border”, I described a front border that began with good intentions, but mutated from a dream into a nightmare in two years. The […]

Parental Haul

It’s always good going to see the parents, granted that I do end up falling asleep most visits because I’m usually so tired from gardening and work. The latest visit […]

Revving at the Starting Line

It’s been very busy in the garden. Since the clocks went forward a while ago now, there has been increasingly more time to work in the garden on weekday evenings, […]