Category Archives: Discussion

The Great British Garden Revival – My thoughts

This week saw the start of a new 10 part gardening series commissioned by the BBC – The Great British Garden Revival.  The concept is  that each one hour programme is split in two with each half focussing on an … Continue reading

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I am bereft….

..after 5 years of service I have rewarded my beloved camera by dropping on the hard kitchen floor and breaking it!  What an idiot!  I am so cross with myself and more upset than I thought possible. I have had … Continue reading

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The San Francisco approach to selling plants

During the Garden Bloggers Fling in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago we visited two nurseries.  When I saw these on the itinerary I was a little down as to make a plantaholic visit a nursery when they couldn’t … Continue reading

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Colour

I was reading the April edition of The Garden last night, I know I am terribly behind, and I was intrigued by a short article by Helen Dillon on colour.  In it she talks about how gardeners have been influenced … Continue reading

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My Current Inspiration

This post is written in response to the latest prompt from the Grow Write Guild. We were asked to write about what inspired us to garden, or who our mentor was. I don’t have a gardening mentor and I don’t … Continue reading

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Education of a Gardener

I cancelled my RHS membership this week, well I cancelled the renewal of it.  This hasn’t been an easy decision which is ridiculous given that it is just an annual subscription to something. Just after having made the decision I … Continue reading

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What comes first?

What’s more important to you  – plants or design?  For me its plants every time and always has been.  Originally I started with some bedding plants and hanging baskets then as my confidence grew I started to grow a few … Continue reading

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Enlightened and Bemused

This weekend I went to my first meeting of a well established group of the Hardy Plant Society.  As I said in my last post I had heard how good the group was from a number of plants people some … Continue reading

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Squaring gardening for wildlife

I have always naturally gardened organically, environmentally call it what you will.  Even early on before the whole organic movement got full under steam I only occasionally used the odd bit of weed killer on a particular weed.  I have … Continue reading

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Finding a voice

I have just spent an interesting hour reading some back articles on line by Robin Lane Fox who writes the weekly gardening article for the Financial Times.  I have a cold hence the luxury of languishing in bed reading. I … Continue reading

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