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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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2016

End of Month View – December 2016

I have to admit that my lackadaisical approach to the blog and to a lesser degree the garden meant that I had forgotten about this month's End of Month View post until Steve over at Glebe House Garden reminded me.... Continue Reading →

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A look back at 2016 & hopes for 2017

2016 has been one of those weird years full of changes and challenges - both personal and more broadly.  I pondered last night whether I should write this post in the bubble of my blog world or whether I should... Continue Reading →

Path

"But the beauty is in the walking - we are betrayed by destinations" - Welsh poet Gwyn Thomas Having to some degree drifted through life for the last 10  years or so in the same job, the same house and... Continue Reading →

Boxing Day Flower Count 2016

Curiously the mild winter we are having hasn't resulted in lots of flowers in the garden this Boxing Day.  Last year I had a bumper count at 35 and I put this down to last year's mild winter but presumably... Continue Reading →

Naoshima – a modern art interlude

After the temples, culture and tradition of Kyoto, Naoshima was quite a surprise. Situated in the Seto Inland Sea to the south east of Kyoto, Naoshima is a small island known for its modern art museums. The  island, with a... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday – Nerine humilis ‘Alba’

Do you need a garden style?

  It's a strange thing that my thoughts about the garden are at their most clearest in the early hours of the morning when I am supposed to be asleep. I find myself seeing, with what feels like surprising clarity,... Continue Reading →

A Magical Misty Walk

Sometimes the memories you take away from a trip aren't the ones you expect to  and this is true of our trip to Mt Daisen. The intention had been that we were to hike for some 3 hours up Mt... Continue Reading →

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