Author Archives: Helen Johnstone

About Helen Johnstone

I live in Malvern, Worcestershire and am a very keen gardener. I started the Patient Gardener Blog in January 2008 as a way of recording what was happening in my garden and connecting with other like-minded people. I started a second blog PatientGardener 365 January 2013 in order to try and post a photo a day to capture what is growing in my garden or places I have visited

End of Month View – September 2014

September has been a very dry month and has ended with exceptionally warm temperature. a real Indian summer.  Although the garden is dry at first glance luckily because we have had the odd day of rain and there is frequently … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Arts and Crafts Gem – Perrycroft

It’s funny how you can trek all over the place, even all over the world, and yet it turns out that there is a wonderful gem of a garden right under your nose and you had no idea. Perrycroft turned … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 24/9/14 – Aster novae-angliae ‘Saint Michael’s’

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My garden this weekend – 21st September 2014

Unlike some parts of the country we have been lucky to have a couple of days rain towards the end of the week.  It was mostly light persistent rain but there were a few real downpours which have filled up … Continue reading

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More Paisley or should I say Whales?

Originally posted on Nellie Makes:
Donna’s comment on my last post that the first paisley motif made her think of a whale with flowery eyes made me chuckle and since then all I can see are whales. I have completed…

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Book Review: The Greenhouse Gardener’s Manual

As a gardener who uses their greenhouse for more than tomatoes and annual seedlings I was interested to receive a review copy of The Greenhouse Gardener’s Manual by Roger Marshall from Timber Press.  There aren’t many books on greenhouse gardening … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 17/9/14 – Aeonium tabuliforme

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