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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 (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 →
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 →
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