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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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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 – 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 →

My Garden This Weekend – 9th October 2016

So its been many weeks, no months, since I wrote a 'My garden this weekend' post. I won't bore you yet again with my emotional struggles with the garden and my lack of enthusiasm.  Suffice to say that this weekend... Continue Reading →

Plans are afoot

My garden for the last 9 years or so has become my identity to many people particularly as I have been a serial blogger on the subject.  Even recently at work people have started to ask about my blog and... Continue Reading →

Notes from the Garden – 10th April

I think we have had all four seasons this weekend with wind, rain and heavy sleet yesterday and frost overnight but today spring returned which meant I could get on with my planting plans. The focus today was the long... Continue Reading →

From small things

I have been on annual leave this week and as ever had plans to spend time sorting the garden out, as well as redecorating the living room - I am always over ambitious! Firstly, the weather at the start of... Continue Reading →

Notes from the Garden – 13th March 2016

Finally a glorious spring weekend which has seen me bumbling around the garden just like the big lumbering bumble bees that have been visiting the hellebores and primulas.  My head has been spinning with ideas and plans over the last... Continue Reading →

Notes from the garden – 6th March

There is nothing quite like a few stolen hours working in the garden on a chilly early Spring Sunday to make you feel heroic and pleased with yourself. The choice of task on such a day needs to be given... Continue Reading →

Pondering on the Front Garden project

I suspect I was unconsciously thinking about taking up the front lawn when I decided to feature the front garden this year as the End of Month view.  It made me smile that I made no reference to lifting the... Continue Reading →

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