The Patient Gardener

My February post for the Hardy Plant Society is up – the subject hardy evergreen ferns.

I’m a day early with the weekly review post but I am planning on a horticultural outing tomorrow so I thought I might as well get blogging.  As I said last...

This week saw the start of a new 10 part gardening series commissioned by the BBC – The Great British Garden Revival.  The concept is  that each one hour programme is...

What’s more important to you  – plants or design?  For me its plants every time and always has been.  Originally I started with some bedding plants and hanging baskets then as...

Many a good gardener I know has a secret seed addiction, I say secret as its easy to hide those guilty unsown seed packets but bulbs? Well its not so easy...

    I read with interest James’ post over at Federal Twist lamenting the general attitude in the US, and particularly its media, to gardening as a hobby.  I was really...

I try very hard to be a glass half full person and to try to find a positive side to things but sometimes I feel that I am flogging a dead...

Yesterday I went to Grand Designs Live at the NEC in Birmingham with my eldest thanks to some complimentary tickets from James.  This isn’t the sort of show I would normally...

Today I met VP of Vegplotting which was really nice.  We met at the Malvern Autumn Show which is literally 5 mins drive from my house so very handy for me.  I...

There has been much interest, and amusement, recently amongst UK bloggers about a recent question on Gardeners Question Time.  The question revolved around using soot in the garden and has prompted...