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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Category Archives: Plant of the Moment
The plant of the moment is definitely the Digitalis ferruginea also known as the Rusty Foxglove. I grew these from seed probably two years ago and this is their first year of flowering and the wait has certainly been worth … Continue reading
How can you not be tempted by a plant with a name like Molopospermum peloponnesiacum? I am becoming increasingly fond of this plant. It was bought in May 2012 from Crug Plants and so right from the start it has … Continue reading
Instead of showing you views of the garden this weekend I am going to show you some of my star plants this week. I was feeling a little sorry for myself on Friday and Saturday due to a sore back … Continue reading
I know it isn’t considered very fashionable but I rather like Mahonias particularly at this time of year when they come into their own. Mahonias come from north and central America and East Asia, particularly the rocky and woodland areas. … Continue reading
I find myself being drawn more and more to species plants rather than hybrids. A case in point is the Aster umbellatus which resides on in the Daisy Border on the slope. It flowers before the other Asters and daisy … Continue reading
My growing addiction to Primulas has resulted in me starting to buy some more unusual varieties. One of this year’s purchases was Primula sikkimensis from Kevock Gardens in Scotland. When I opened the parcel back early in the year I … Continue reading