The Patient Gardener

Kinkaku-ji, or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is the iconic temple of Kyoto. Dating from the late 14th century, the temple was originally the retirement villa of the shogun, Ashikaga...

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...

I would like to think that Monty Don would be proud of my compost making abilities but deep down I know that he would despair at my complete lack of organisation...

For a change I can report back on a productive and enjoyable weekend of gardening.  Saturday was sunny although with a distinct Autumnal chill in the air.  I have had a...

Finally I can blog again.  With the shorter days I am struggling to take photographs for the blog and being away last week meant that I couldn’t get any photographs for...

I have to admit that some of my gardening this weekend was down to sheer contrariness.  The weather on Saturday was showery and blustery and not particularly warm and needless to...

The all day rain that was forecast today didn’t appear, well it was over by 8am.  The sun came out and I spent a happy afternoon planting some conifers which I...

I hadn’t actually forgotten about my Avon Bulbs order but I was kind of in denial as I already have quite a lot of bulbs to plant!  Saying that I was...