Cheap Frontage Upgrade

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a detached house in possession of a long frontage, must be in want of clematis. Or so the line goes. Many people know […]

My Astrantia, Their Astrantia

In mid-summer last year, we visited a local garden when it was briefly opened to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme. It was a large garden with […]

As one plant dies, so it leaves behind an opportunity for another to take its place. This time, one of the Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix Canariensis) did not survive […]

The Ghost Iris

Several years ago I was kindly given a clump of Iris Sibirica in a bucket, it took some detective work to figure out that this is what they were. They […]

Going Up...

I have a small garden, prime border real estate is very limited and at a premium when there is high demand from plants that are literally queuing up to have […]

Water Pearls

Courtesy of daddy, we recently came home with a large, sumptuous hosta in a bucket that now sits on the front door step giving the entrance a bit more of […]

Blind Panic

Spring is advancing (although the weather doesn’t seem to have noticed) and there are many, many things to do. It’s one of the busiest times in the gardening year and […]

Gifted Chillies

For Christmas we were given a “Grow your own chillies” gift set that contains five types of chillies: Anaheim: green, 15cm long, mild to medium-hot Hungarian Hot Wax: pale yellow, […]

The Three Musketeers

We made a sinful trip to the Garden Centre recently. It not only involved taking advantage of their cafĂ©, but also spending far more than we should have on plants […]