One of things I’m obsessed about in the garden is the continuity of flowering. It simply means there must be something in flower in the garden at any time of […]
We have a lot of Clematis in the garden, it’s one of my favourite plants, specifically the large-flowered hybrids with spectacular dinner-plate sized blooms. The only trouble is that Clematis […]
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It’s mid-summer, with late summer creeping in and the garden has been baked with hot sunshine for the last several weeks. I declare the borders officially out of control, but […]
In a double whammy of gardening gloriousness, I went to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the first time. It was an incredible, exhausting, overwhelming, heaving, wonderful day. Thankfully I […]
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There is a garden in the Netherlands, just outside the little town of Lisse. It opens for just two months of the year in the spring and in this short […]
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I’ve been working through a list of winter jobs that has had me about the garden on sunnier days. It’s evident in the sunshine that we’re now well into late […]
As I looked out of the kitchen window on an unusually sunny winter morning, a glint of bright yellow among a sea of brown caught my attention. Dressed but still […]
Well, it’s been a few weeks since the two flower heads on the strelitzia tipped, ready to open and we now have the first set of flowers on display: This […]
Seven years. Gardeners are a patient lot, they have to be. Many plants work on the timescale of years; a year to germinate, a few years to move on from […]
A couple of years ago we made an island border, it was the first large border in the garden to be dug. We planted it with various shrubs, one of […]