The Patient Gardener

The wonderful thing about bank holidays is that they give you an opportunity to go garden visiting and still do all the other things that demand time at the weekend.  So...

It looks like some sort of alien spacecraft lurking on the horizon but it is actually the Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.  I have been trying to...

Last week I spent a wonderful day at Coton Manor Garden School.  After the gardening school session and  yummy lunch I had time to explore the garden so I thought I...

I have often wondered what drives people to be obsessive about things and in particular to feel a need to collect every type available.  I have never been one to collect;...

March will be a month full of events associated with wildlife gardening thanks to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWF). The Trust is devoting the whole month to promoting gardening to...

I wrote a post or two back on my visit to Arley Arboretum.  What some people don’t realise is that Arley also has a garden, albeit on a much smaller scale...

Today is a day that I have been dreading for a few months now.  It’s a year since my sister died of meningitis.  The past year has seen me blundering through...

I am on annual leave this week using  up the last of my leave allowance and enjoying the late summer sunshine.  It has been a strange week and dominated by visits...

You  will have seen from my recent posts here and here, my sons and I visited Italy last week for a holiday.   We were based in Sorrento and had a fab...

Last week I wrote about visiting Hidcote Gardens in the Cotswolds with Victoria.  We also visited Kiftsgate Gardens – they are only over the road, well a 5 minute walk from...