The Patient Gardener

Last weekend I had the delight of visiting Brockhampton Cottage, near Ross on Wye with a group of friends from Hardy Plant Society.  Brockhampton Cottage is the home of Peter Clay,...

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...

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...

There are some places that you dream of visiting. You study the photos in books or on-line and you create an impression, maybe a little gilded, in your mind’s eye. For...

Today I went to the inaugural meeting of the HPS Shade and Woodland Group which conveniently for me was held near Tewkesbury where I go for my monthly HPS meetings and...

I’m on annual leave for two weeks with no plans at all during this first week.  I have done stuff in the garden and house but half way through the week...

I knew there must be an upside  to my son studying at Plymouth University, a 3 hour  drive from us, though I was a little slow to pick up on what...

After my visit to Karen’s I trekked round Lake Bala and across North Wales to Elizabeth’s.  When Elizabeth says she lives on a hillside she isn’t joking.  The single track road...

In the last week all the Aquilegas in my garden have burst  into flower.  I’m sure that this isn’t normally the case and that there is a more staggered opening of...