The Patient Gardener

Weeding in the garden today, listening to a big fat bee buzzing around the Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’, and feeling the sun on my back you could be forgiven for thinking it...

As you can see the garden has had a dose of winter this weekend albeit short-lived with the majority of the snow having melted by Saturday lunchtime. I can’t say I...

I really don’t think we English are cut out for the snow, well  not in the 21st century.  Personally I don’t particularly like snow, certainly not after the first initial snowfall. ...

So the snow has arrived.  It started about 6:00am just as we were beginning to think the forecasters had been over-cautious.  Heavy snow persistently falling so that now some 4 hours...

In another moment of domestic goddessness and probably because I have been looking at Martha Stewart’s website too much I decided to make a Christmas wreath. I used to make them...

“More and more I am coming to the conclusion that rain is a far more important consideration to gardens than sun, and that one of the lesser advantages that a gardener...

My plans for today were thwarted again by the rain so no way I was going to get anything done at the allotment.  Instead I ‘pottered’ in the garden basing myself...

  ……well actually it isn’t really here (about an inch of snow) but in other parts of the UK it is terrible.  My brother-in-law who lives about an hours drive south...

….said one of my work colleagues last week.  This was during a heated debate in the office about another work colleague (not me) who had left early afternoon to travel home...

This has been one of those weeks when you are glad to reach the end of it and hope that the next week will be better. Unlike the majority of the...