The Patient Gardener

Last year I posted about attending my local Alpine Garden Society’s annual show and it was attending this show that made me decide to have a go at entering plants into...

This weekend I was initiated into the world of the Village Horticultural Show.  I’ve never really lived in a village, well apart from 3 years when I was a child, and...

I’m no longer much of a fan of showgardens and tend to gravitate to the nurseries and floral marquee more.  However, I thought I would have a quick look to see...

I have been wooed through the garden clubs I attend to enter the world of competitive plant shows.  My curiosity was raised last summer when I visited my first AGS show...

I was thrilled to  recently be offered a review copy of RHS Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration by Brent Elliott.  Although in recent years my enthusiasm for the show has...

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...

I said I would show you some of the nursery stands at the Malvern Autumn Show so here we go.  Firstly I must apologise for the poor quality of the photographs,...

I have spent a lovely couple of days in North Wales staying with Karen (ArtistsGarden).  Although we don’t need an excuse to meet up it was rather convenient that there was...

I was interested last year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to see that Flemings had moved away from their usual style of garden, such as the huge outdoor living area...

My favourite part of the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show was the floral marquee, but then I can say that about any of the shows as I am really a plantaholic...