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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I had an enjoyable, although warm, day today at the local national Alpine Garden Society show. Long term readers will know that I have a growing fascination with alpines and have started showing myself in the Novice section. Today I … Continue reading
What a rewarding weekend in so many planty ways. I spent Saturday at the annual HPS Variegated Specialist Group meeting which was held near by and was fascinating. The attendance was much smaller than at the annual Galanthus group meeting … Continue reading
The Council of Perfection dictates many things particularly when pruning is mentioned. However, the Council of Perfection does not work full-time in a demanding job and over commit itself to too many things in the evenings so it will have … Continue reading
We are going through a bit of a floral lull in the back garden at the end of June. I have just cut back most of the geraniums which had finished flowering so the Big Border isn’t looking as voluptuous … Continue reading
After a slow start this weekend has been wonderful for working in the garden. I would say pottering but I think my idea of pottering isn’t the same as others. Saturday was a wash out which is fine as we … Continue reading
I decided finally the other week that I wanted to use the greenhouse more for my alpine and bulbs. I have lots of pots of bulbs and they are currently stored under the staging in the greenhouse with the aim … Continue reading