The Patient Gardener

Back to my trip to Ireland, day 4 saw us arrive at Kilmacurragh, Kilbride, Co Wicklow.  I have skipped ahead a little as I wanted to show you something other than...

  I am catching up on some book reviews and wanted to share The Splendour of the Tree by Noel Kingsbury with you.  I had anticipated that it would be a...

In need of some gentle stress relief and an escape from all the trials and tribulations that are plaguing my existence at the moment I set off cross country towards the...

  My sons never cease to impress me in one way or another.  My eldest, the cabinet maker, is also a Scout Leader.  He is conscientious and wants the best for...

I suppose it’s because we are in Autumn that I immediately thought of trees when I saw the theme for this week’s ‘Word  for Wednesday in Photographs’ was texture and pattern....

The only way I can describe my reaction to receiving Seeing Trees by Nancy Ross Hugo from Timberpress was like a child being taken into a sweet shop. Before you even...

It’s funny how Spring really creeps up on you and then suddenly you realise it has sprung when your back was turned. I have had various spring bulbs flowering for some...

I have had an unusual start to my working week today since I had to take the morning off to take my youngest son to Gloucester for an interview.  He hopes...