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: Wildlife
This year I planted a drift of Allium sphaerocephalen along the edge of the front lawn. I had seen them growing at Cotswold Garden Flowers last summer and liked the fact that they were one of the later alliums to … Continue reading
I have only myself to blame – I have been away too much recently; the majority of the garden has been neglected due to clearing space for the workshop; and recently the heat has reduced my energy and enthusiasm. How … Continue reading
I think this is a case of upcycling. I spotted the idea on a shoot of a garden in France on the recent BBC series on French Gardens and pinched it. I am frequently coming across snail shells in the … Continue reading
The thing that struck me more than anything during our week in Cornwall was the wildflowers. Anyone who has holidayed in Cornwall will know all about the narrow windy roads with high verges. I have often holidayed in this area … Continue reading
This is written in response to the latest prompt from the Grow Write Guild – the theme is what your garden sounds like. If you click on the link on the bird names you will hear what I hear. … Continue reading