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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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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 →

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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 →

Malvern Autumn Show 2016

I am so lucky to live where I do and days like today just remind me of this.  My eldest and I decided at very short notice that we fancied going to the Malvern Autumn Show.  It is literally a... Continue Reading →

And now for something completely different

Long term readers will recall that I have an interest in fast cars especially vintage cars; they speak to the romantic in me. Strangely in a moment of serendipity on a visit to a local plant retailer earlier this week... Continue Reading →

A horticultural weekend away

P A quick post today as I am away for the weekend in Stratford upon Avon attending the annual Alpine Garden Society AGM and conference. The theme of the conference is Reaching for the Heights and so far today we... Continue Reading →

Irish Garden Odyssey: Hunting Brook Gardens

Jimi Blake is one of those passionate plants people whose enthusiasm is infectious.  You can't help but smile as he almost bounces along telling you about his unusual ferns or his new fascination with bergenias.  Hunting Brook was the reason... Continue Reading →

Irish Garden Odyssey: June Blake

I have just returned from a week visiting gardens around Dublin and Cork with a group of 22 led by Noel Kingsbury.  I was apprehensive at first as I went not knowing anyone but our small multinational group was incredibly... Continue Reading →

Great Dixter – A Revelation

There are some places that you dream of visiting. You study the photos in books or on-line and you create an impression, maybe a little gilded, in your mind's eye. For me Great Dixter is such a place.  I have... Continue Reading →

A Country Gardeners Day Out

Stockton Bury is one of my favourite local gardens so the idea of a visit which also combined a country gardeners market with a range of local nurseries was an opportunity impossible to resist.  Luckily for all concerned the heavy... Continue Reading →

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