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The Patient Gardener

For the love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but always grows and grows to an enduring and ever-increasing source of happiness – Gertrude Jekyll

Malvern Autumn Show

There is something quintessentially English about a flower and veg show that I doubt you could find anywhere else in the world. I love Malvern Autumn Show as it heralds the start of Autumn, a season I love with its... Continue Reading →

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Cars, Countryside, Speed – whats not to love

I have confessed before my quiet appreciation of the combustion engine. I have often made the excuse that because I have two sons I've spent a lot of time when they were little on steam trains and watching motor racing. If... Continue Reading →

Fourteen years in the making

For some reason the title of this post made me think of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address but that was four score years and ten! Anyway, I have had my garden for just over fourteen years and I thought having not posted... Continue Reading →

What makes a good border?

So what makes a good border these days? A thought that dogged me on my recent visit to gardens predominantly in Cheshire. And what do we mean by border? Is a good border classed as a typical herbaceous border as... Continue Reading →

Windy Ridge 

There is a faint possibility that my gardening mojo may be within faint sight of the horizon, it certainly has been away somewhere for most of this year. However, I am spending a few days with gardening friends visiting gardens... Continue Reading →

En Vacances

A holiday is a time to rest, recuperate, to discover new things  and places, to consider things, make big decisions, make small decisions or just to be.  A holiday gives us the distance to see things from a fresh perspective,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: My Life with Plants

It was with some trepidation that I agreed to review Roy Lancaster's My Life with Plants; after all commenting on the writing of someone who is held in such high esteem by so many in the horticultural world and beyond... Continue Reading →

End of Month View – April 2017

The front garden is really coming into its own now and delivering the vibrant colours I hoped it would. The tulips are just beginning to go over but I will definitely be adding loads more to the bigger border for... Continue Reading →

Camassia time

I have been looking forward to this time for a few weeks now - its time for the Camassias to flower.  I love Camassias.  I love their height, the intensity of the blue flowers, their presence in the border. They... Continue Reading →

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