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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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