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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

A hint of summer

We have been truly spoilt this weekend with temperatures more akin to June than early April.  It has been a wonderful opportunity to get on and sort out seedlings that have overwintered in the cold frame which in turn has... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday – Imperial Frits

An eccentric English day out

The long term readers of this blog will know that I have a quiet appreciation for fast cars particularly of the vintage type so I'm afraid you will need to indulge me today while I share some highlights from today's... Continue Reading →

End of Month View: March 2017

The front garden is beginning to come into its own with the small narcissus and Euphorbia flowers bringing some real zing to the border.  You may recall that last month I said I was thinking of filling the bigger border... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Pulsatilla

In a Vase on Monday – Daffodils

Well it was only a matter of time before daffodils were the subject of the In a Vase on Monday post.  Many of these were blown over in the winds at the end of last week and some had to... Continue Reading →

The Blossom is Go!

How did the garden get away from me so much already?  It might look nice in these photos but lurking in the borders is an army of Hairy Bittercress, Creepy Buttercups and Nettles. I'm normally well on top of things... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Euphorbia

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French Dressing

Most readers will be aware that I have recently re-embraced my love of embroidery.  However, what you might not know if that deep down in side me I have a love of fashion, particularly historic garments.  So you can imagine... Continue Reading →

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