The Patient Gardener

Garden blogging for the last 18 months has really expanded my knowledge without me really realising that I was absorbing so much information.  However, I realised today that my knowledge has...

My son was thrilled to discover he had won the under 18 category in the Fennel and Fern photography competition with his photo of a Robin.  I think it is particularly...

I am always looking for an excuse to increase the water in my garden apart from the stuff that comes down from the sky.  I have been thinking about having a...

This month Gardening Gone Wild has asked whether we considered wildlife when we designed out gardens.  Well the answer in my case is yes.  The first priority for me when I...

  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...

I’m off sick today with a head cold and a throat that feels like it has encountered alot of sandpaper.  On the plus side I saw this pheasant feeding in the...

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...

I was really pleased to receive this from my eldest son.  He has made it out of leftovers from the workshop where he is an apprentice joiner. This is the second...