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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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Garden Techniques

A New Toy

I have treated myself to a new propagator this time one that is thermostatically controlled. I have a heated tray which I use to help with germination in the greenhouse but I want to try some more exotic plants so... Continue Reading →

Seed Mountain

Back in my early teens there used to be reference on the news to the EU butter mountain  which bemused me.  I had these quite grotesque images of oozing mountains of butter.  I was reminded of these this weekend when... Continue Reading →

Turning Japanese

I have to start with declaring, as it will quickly become obvious, that I know nothing at all about bonsai.  But with the power of google I am willing to have a go. At our recent horticultural show one of... Continue Reading →

My Garden This Weekend – 19th April 2015

I'm struggling a little with life at the moment and to top everything else off my car has died on me so I have the irritation of having the phone the garage tomorrow and no doubt part with large sums... Continue Reading →

My Garden This Weekend – 15th June 2014

Some times you have to listen to people when they are giving you advice and you also have to listen to your body when it is protesting.  I haven't done either very well recently.  Consequently, by the end of Saturday... Continue Reading →

The Greenhouse Year – April 2014

Another month has passed and the greenhouse is full to bursting although the winter occupants are beginning to move out and the new spring tenants are starting to move in.  There has been a slight swop over with the succulents... Continue Reading →

My garden this weekend – 9th March 2014

Yellow describes this weekend - the sun has shone, the daffodils have bloomed and I have had two happy days gardening. Last weekend having only one day's good weather I charged around the garden and the same was true yesterday... Continue Reading →

My garden this weekend – 22/12/13

As a child I had a proclivity for making mud pies and generally messing around in the garden -  as a small child I even came in with a slug in my mouth!!  This proclivity has stayed with me through... Continue Reading →

My garden this weekend – 24th November 2013

I would like to think that Monty Don would be proud of my compost making abilities but deep down I know that he would despair at my complete lack of organisation and efficiency.  I have good intentions and even got... Continue Reading →

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