Welcome to the Patient Gardener blog which I have been writing since 2008. The title ‘Patient Gardener’ is quite aspirational as I’m not a particularly patient person. However, I find that I am at my most patient when it comes to things horticultural, maybe its because being in the garden and working with plants helps to slow me down, soothing my mind and focusing my thoughts.
Gardening is a hobby, a past time and not my full time job which is completely different and can be demanding and stressful. I keep my work and home life very separate.
I garden in middle England, nearer to Wales than Birmingham, on the side of my beloved Malvern Hills which I adopted in 2000 when I moved myself and my family here. I love this part of the world, which has become my home and I can’t imagine living anywhere else nor seeing the hills out of my back window.
The theme of this blog is very much all things horticultural. I have learnt over the years that my readers aren’t interested in product or book reviews and to be honest I don’t enjoy writing them. I’m also not interested in monetising this blog or working with others so you will find that my posts are my own thoughts and ramblings mainly about my garden, my trails and tribulations as well as my triumphs as I believe there is nothing more uplifting than realising that someone else is struggling with the same issues as you and we don’t all have those perfect gardens that are promoted in the glossy magazines.
So welcome again, I hope you enjoy my posts and please feel free to loiter in the background or indeed add the odd comment if you have a thought, question or just to say hi.