The Patient Gardener

Last Sunday I had a very pleasant day out in the Wye Valley, along the English and Welsh border.  The purpose of my trip was to visit my friends Kate and...

It hadn’t occurred to me to use violas in my weekly vase until Saturday’s HPS meeting.  We have a display table on which more confident members than me display various plants...

  I have to admit that I didn’t greet the new The Plant Lover’s Guide to Tulips by Richard Wilford, published by Timberpress in association with Kew, with the same incandescent...

My Vase on Monday has been through a couple of guises today.  I wanted to feature the Ballerina Tulips which are really the only tulips I have.  They grow in the...

This week’s Vase on Monday features just one species – the Prunus Kojo-no-mai. I wanted to capture the charming cherry blossom before it went over.  The flowers lower down the branches...

Yesterday I made my first visit of the year to Stockton Bury Gardens near Leominster in Herefordshire.  Stockton Bury is one of my favourite gardens.  I know there are some who...

Forgive my soggy photographs it was raining heavily yesterday and I only had time first thing to take them (the afternoon was spent at a lovely talk by Anna Pavord).  Being...

With a little sunshine this weekend and a slight increase in the temperatures the first hellebores are starting to open.  This is the plant that hooked me on hellebores some 7...

I have become increasingly fascinated by ferns and more and more seem to be finding their way into my garden.  I have many evergreen and wintergreen varieties but also many deciduous...