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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

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 →

Wordless Wednesday: Fresh

Foliage Follow-Up – April 2017

Sorry I'm a day late in joining in Pam's Foliage Follow Up although to be honest it is months since I last joined in but I'm sure she will forgive me.  I thought I would take ferns as a theme... Continue Reading →

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: April 2017

I have finally got my act together and am joining in with the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day meme for the first time in 2017. I thought I would start with Dicentra spectablis 'Valentine' as I moved it last Autumn, from... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Tulips

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In a vase on Monday: Epimediums

This week's vase is a simple one.  The 'vase' was made for me by my eldest son today.  It is essentially a log which he has carved out and filled with an old spice jar.  It is a prototype for... Continue Reading →

A hint of summer

We have been truly spoilt this weekend with temperatures more akin to June than early April.  It has been a wonderful opportunity to get on and sort out seedlings that have overwintered in the cold frame which in turn has... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday – Imperial Frits

An eccentric English day out

The long term readers of this blog will know that I have a quiet appreciation for fast cars particularly of the vintage type so I'm afraid you will need to indulge me today while I share some highlights from today's... Continue Reading →

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