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The Patient Gardener

For the love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but always grows and grows to an enduring and ever-increasing source of happiness – Gertrude Jekyll

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Gardens

What makes a good border?

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 →

Windy Ridge 

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 →

Suffolk and N Essex Garden Tour – Day 2

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 →

Suffolk and N Essex Garden Tour – Day 1

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 →

A day in the Wye Valley

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 →

Meet the Blogger: Brian of OurGarden@19

Today's Writing 101 assignment requires me to do a collaborative post with a fellow blogger such as an interview or guest post.  I'm not a fan of guest posts as I think its unfair to ask someone else to write... Continue Reading →

Barn House Garden, Wye Valley

The blogging world is a funny old place.  You find yourself accepting invitations from people you have never met either to meet up with them at events or visit their gardens.  My mother often raises an eyebrow at this since... Continue Reading →

Irish Garden Odyssey: The Dillon Garden

Helen Dillon's garden in Dublin left me feeling very perplexed.  It was one of the two gardens I had been really looking forward to visiting on my tour and I was surprised not to feel thrilled at the visit. The... Continue Reading →

Irish Garden Odyssey: The Bay Garden

As with any tour of this type towards the end we found ourselves discussing which garden we had liked best.  I think for all of us it was hard to identify one garden that stood out above the others but... Continue Reading →

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