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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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The Blossom is Go!

How did the garden get away from me so much already?  It might look nice in these photos but lurking in the borders is an army of Hairy Bittercress, Creepy Buttercups and Nettles. I'm normally well on top of things... Continue Reading →

Early Spring at Ashwoods

Having had a less than good start to the year I was determined to go on a garden visit to John Massey's garden at Ashwood Nurseries organised through my local HPS group.  Not only was it a chance to get... Continue Reading →

Notes from the Garden – 5/2/17

What a glorious treat, two whole days of gardening, in fact the first real gardening time this year.  What with injuring my arm just after Christmas planting a Sorbus in the front garden and the icy or wet weekends January... Continue Reading →

End of Month View – January 2017

This time last year I started the year's End of Month meme with a post about the front garden.  By the time I had finished writing it I was completely certain that my argument that I had a love/hate relationship... Continue Reading →

Thoughts from the Garden – 8/1/2017

At this time of year any time snatched in the garden is a welcomed treat.  Here in Malvern it has been mild but also very damp with heavy rain on Friday and rain again overnight on Saturday and most of... Continue Reading →

Despite the Odds

There are some things that just seem to defy the laws of probability and my son's wood store is one; it really should have completely collapsed some years ago.  It was built 6 or 7 years ago before he started... Continue Reading →

Do you need a garden style?

  It's a strange thing that my thoughts about the garden are at their most clearest in the early hours of the morning when I am supposed to be asleep. I find myself seeing, with what feels like surprising clarity,... Continue Reading →

Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion)

Ginkaku-ji (The Silver Pavilion) was our first Japanese garden of the tour and delivered on many of the archetypal Japanese garden elements. I've already shown you the Golden Pavilion, the garden of Yoshimitsu, and the Silver Pavilion is the garden... Continue Reading →

End of Month View – November 2016

I initially started this post by saying that as I have been away most of November very little has happened to Hugh's Border, the focus of this year's End of Month View.  How very presumptuous of me! Of course things... Continue Reading →

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