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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

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Helen Johnstone

A small sewing project

    It is cold and foggy today, not a day for gardening at all which is good as I need to rest my arm having strained some previously injured tendons a couple of weeks back when I was planted... Continue Reading →

Hiking in Yakushima

I haven't written about my trip to Japan for a while but when thinking about how I would address the 'awkward' photo meme I found myself remembering the hikes we made in the temperate rain forest on Yakushima island. Yakushima... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday – Iris foetidissima

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In a vase on Monday: Pretty in Pink

This meme has made me somewhat obsessive about seeking out something to put in a vase on Monday.  I realised that this was the case when I got quite excited to spot some bergenia flowers when my eldest moved his... Continue Reading →

An Award

How jolly my blog has been included in the top 50 gardening blogs of 2016 by Lawnstarter.com.  I am really pleased as the list includes lots of my long term blogging friends especially from the USA. If you are looking... Continue Reading →

Card – Weekly Photo Challenge

Week 2 of the Weekly Photo Challenge has indeed been very challenging and I haven't enjoyed it as much as last week's.  The theme is 'Card'.  I have pondered and pondered and I was going to go to the local... Continue Reading →

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In A Vase on Monday – Evergreens

So this week's In a Vase on Monday (thats two weeks now) is foliage from the garden, with the obligatory munched corner courtesy of the slugs. I think it is a good demonstration of how a winter garden doesn't have... Continue Reading →

Thoughts from the Garden – 8/1/2017

At this time of year any time snatched in the garden is a welcomed treat.  Here in Malvern it has been mild but also very damp with heavy rain on Friday and rain again overnight on Saturday and most of... Continue Reading →

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