I started this blog in 2008 to record how my garden developed, it quickly became a gardening journal and I have loved it every since. I am passionate about horticulture despite working in higher education administration. I have started to re-engage with other hobbies: knitting, sewing and drawing so sometimes the posts on here may be less garden focussed. However, as I don't want to bore you with my new crochet obsession I have started another blog for this and if you are interested there is a link further down this side bar.
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Yesterday afternoon my Dad, Roy, passed away. He had suffered a major heart attack and cardiac arrest in the 3rd August at Worcester hospital. At the time we were thankful that Mum had sensed something was very wrong and had … Continue reading
I have weeded, dead-headed, cut back and generally given the garden a good sort out this weekend and during the evenings last week. It was long overdue and the chaos that has been irritating me for weeks, if not months, … Continue reading
Here we are at the end of August and I have been lamenting the lack of colour in my garden. I have been more interested in foliage in the last year and I wondered whether this has had a negative … Continue reading
I haven’t been in the garden this weekend apart from to take some photographs. Sunday has been wet and windy thanks to residue of hurricane Bertha once she had blasted across the Atlantic. We have had very heavy downpours and … Continue reading
I agreed to review The Bee: A Natural History by Noah Wilson-Rich because I was curious to know more about bees. As a garden blogger who uses social media extensively I have felt bombarded in the last year or so … Continue reading
Now some of my readers have kindly described my garden as lush when they saw my EOMV photos but I don’t see it this way. For me the photo above shows a lush garden. The garden in question is Isola … Continue reading