The Patient Gardener

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...

I have run out of enthusiasm for garden visiting, a sensation I am finding quite surprising. Garden visiting is something I have done for some 6 years or more on a...

“A garden is inseparable from its legends. It needs, as well as walking, reading” Alasdair Forbes, Plaz Metaxu At first glance The New English Garden by Tim Richardson looks like your...

When I came back from my jaunt to San Francisco with the Garden Bloggers Fling I have to admit to being rather punch drunk and gardened out.  I wrote a couple...

Yesterday I finally visited Anne and Charles’s garden – Veddw.  I say finally as I have wanted to visit for a while but have been a little intimidated by Anne’s approach...

Yesterday I visited The Laskett, nestling on the borders between England and Wales.  This is a garden I have been aware of for some time, reading both positive and negative reviews...

Stone House, Worcestershire This post is written as part of the Grow Write Guild – this week the theme is Your Dream Garden When I sat down to write about my...

What’s more important to you  – plants or design?  For me its plants every time and always has been.  Originally I started with some bedding plants and hanging baskets then as...

Earlier this week I posted about my visit to Witley Court, an English Heritage property and I mentioned that the gardens had been recently restored.  As promised here they are. The...

I am becoming increasingly convinced that the English are a nation of magpies.  We seem to have an innate ability to pick and choose the best bits of various cultures and...