The Patient Gardener

I have a passion for bulbs, as well as ferns and some other groups of plants, but bulbs I really love.  I love that there is so much energy and possibility...

Take one group of overgrown leggy aeoniums add… a pile of old terracotta pots and a few trugs of sandy gritty compost and you get a whole load of aeoniums which...

It’s fair to say that I don’t do well in the heat at the best of times so you can imagine that over the last week or so with temperatures reaching...

Its funny how things work out.  There I was thinking I would write a blog post about the gardens I saw in Austin when something caught my eye in the garden. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...