The Patient Gardener

The plant of the moment is definitely the Digitalis ferruginea also known as the Rusty Foxglove.  I grew these from seed probably two years ago and this is their first year...

How can you not be tempted by a plant with a name like Molopospermum peloponnesiacum?  I am becoming increasingly fond of this plant.  It was bought in May 2012 from Crug...

Instead of showing you views of the garden this weekend I am going to show you some of my star plants this week.  I was feeling a little sorry for myself...

I know it isn’t considered very fashionable but I rather like Mahonias particularly at this time of year when they come into their own. Mahonias come from north and central America...

I find myself being drawn more and more to species plants rather than hybrids.  A case in point is the Aster umbellatus which resides on in the Daisy Border on the...

My growing addiction to Primulas has resulted in me starting to buy some more unusual varieties.  One of this year’s purchases was Primula sikkimensis from Kevock Gardens in Scotland.  When I...

Now I am a very patient person as many of you know, particularly when it comes to plant propagation.  However, I am also quite realistic and admit that sometimes there must...

There are some plants that just seem to be out of tune with the seasons.  The Doronicum pardalianches (or Leopard’s Bane) is one of those.  It is flowering away in my...

I love Aquilegia as anyone who reads this blog will know and particularly the ones with long spurs.  I have a new love – Aquilegia canadensis.  It is a real firecracker...