The Patient Gardener

I agreed to review The Bee: A Natural History by Noah Wilson-Rich because I was curious to know more about bees.  As a garden blogger who uses social media extensively I...

This year I planted a drift of Allium sphaerocephalen along the edge of the front lawn. I had seen them growing at Cotswold Garden Flowers last summer and liked the fact...

I have only myself to blame – I have been away too much recently; the majority of the garden has been neglected due to clearing space for the workshop; and recently...

The art of fruit-growing is all a little obscure to me. However, I am an eternally curious person so leaped at the chance last week to visit the top fruit grower...

Having spent quite a few hours in the garden this weekend tidying up after nearly a month of bad weather I found myself smiling at Victoria’s post about her winter garden. ...

  Hellebore seedlings   When the Spring has dipped her foot,  Like a bather, in the air, And the ripples warm the root, Till the little flowers dare, There is promise...

Harlequin Ladybird 7 spot Ladybird At our monthly garden club meeting yesterday we had a fascintating talk about insects entitled The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. The speaker started by asking...

Does anyone know what this little red bug on my Clematis is?  I dont think its a lily bettle as it seems larger and longer to me.  Also its wings seem...