So what makes a good border these days? A thought that dogged me on my recent visit to gardens predominantly in Cheshire. And what do we mean by border? Is a good border classed as a typical herbaceous border as... Continue Reading →
There is a faint possibility that my gardening mojo may be within faint sight of the horizon, it certainly has been away somewhere for most of this year. However, I am spending a few days with gardening friends visiting gardens... Continue Reading →
Ginkaku-ji (The Silver Pavilion) was our first Japanese garden of the tour and delivered on many of the archetypal Japanese garden elements. I've already shown you the Golden Pavilion, the garden of Yoshimitsu, and the Silver Pavilion is the garden... Continue Reading →
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 Yoshimitsu. After his death in 1408, in accordance with... Continue Reading →
Day 2 of our tour welcomed us with lovely sunshine and we set off optimistically to our first garden - Ultingwick, nr Maldon. I was looking forward to visiting this garden as I have been friends with its owner, Phillippa,... Continue Reading →
Our first day started with torrential rain causing delays on the motorway causing us to be late for our first garden of the four day garden visiting extravaganza that we were embarking on. Due to the awful weather, the owners... Continue Reading →
I am currently away on a four day tour of gardens in Suffolk and North Essex. The trip has been organised by one of our HPS members and she has been organising an annual trip for her garden friends for... Continue Reading →
I had a delightful afternoon visiting Noel Kingsbury and Jo Eliot's garden in deepest darkest Herefordshire within spitting distance of the Welsh borders. I nearly didn't go as I wanted to get on with the front garden but having planted... Continue Reading →
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 Hitesh at their lovely garden on the side of... Continue Reading →
Hi, welcome to blog.
I have been blogging mainly about my garden since 2008 but my proper job is in higher education administration.
I have been very lucky since I started to blog to meet lots of interesting people, learn loads about plants, and visited lots of amazing gardens. These days my posts aren't as regular as they used to be because of work commitments but whenever I come across something interesting or beautiful that I think readers might enjoy I shall try to share it with you