The Patient Gardener

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...

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...

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...

Any one would think we are heading towards Winter with the amount of time its possible to garden decreasing and decreasing rather than heading towards Spring.  Having been excited by a...

I am a self-confessed seedaholic.  I can’t resist, its hopeless.  My addiction is really tested in the winter months when its hard to get outside to gardening and I find myself...

The cold has continued so there has been no real gardening done which is quite frustrating.  I have my fingers crossed that by next weekend, the first weekend in March and...

The garden has spent most of the week under several inches of snow.  Whilst this is boring to  look at the snow has insulated the emerging bulbs and perennials from the...

I have been a seedaholic for some years now though the last couple of years I was diverted by growing vegetable seedlings for the slugs and snails.  However, I am now...

I was quite surprised today to come home and discover that the tiny indications of growth I had witnessed this morning had gone hell for leather and had well and truly...

It appears that I have acquired a reputation amongst my blogging and twitter friends of being a seed addict – goodness knows why! Well if I’m honest I do get particularly...