I have resolutely avoided blogging about New Year resolutions. I am a great believer in doing rather than saying and it is easy to say I will do this or that but actually carrying it out is another thing. I... Continue Reading →
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 →
"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 →
My trip to Japan wasn't all about the gardens, it was more about experiencing Japan and trying to get a little insight into its fascinating culture. As I have said we travelled in a sort of zig-zag south from Kyoto. ... Continue Reading →
I read last night and into the early hours and wept. It's rare for a book to hold me in this way. Despite its title, Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening is not a gardening book although the education of... Continue Reading →
In search of inspiration for this ridiculous blogging daily challenge I have inflicted on myself I came across some prompts and one of them was to write about your school lunches. Strange I know but apparently it leads you to... Continue Reading →
If we were having a cup of tea right now I would be telling you about my fab weekend at the Alpine Garden Society annual conference. I learnt all sorts of things, many of them not to do with plants. ... Continue Reading →
I have a bit of a bug-bear on the way suburban gardens are represented in garden media. If you pick up any selection of gardening magazines you will find the usual selection of large country gardens and small chic city... Continue Reading →
Hi, welcome to blog.
I have been blogging mainly about my garden since 2008 but my proper job is in higher education administration.
I have been very lucky since I started to blog to meet lots of interesting people, learn loads about plants, and visited lots of amazing gardens. These days my posts aren't as regular as they used to be because of work commitments but whenever I come across something interesting or beautiful that I think readers might enjoy I shall try to share it with you