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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

Aspirations for 2017

I have resolutely avoided blogging about New Year resolutions. I am a great believer in doing rather than saying and it is easy to say I will do this or that but actually carrying it out is another thing.  I... Continue Reading →

Despite the Odds

There are some things that just seem to defy the laws of probability and my son's wood store is one; it really should have completely collapsed some years ago.  It was built 6 or 7 years ago before he started... Continue Reading →

In a vase on Monday – Winter Bear

As I am hopeless at sticking to things I will not start this post by saying that I intend to participate in Cathy's weekly In A Vase On Monday meme. Instead I will aspire to take part more than I... Continue Reading →

End of Month View – December 2016

I have to admit that my lackadaisical approach to the blog and to a lesser degree the garden meant that I had forgotten about this month's End of Month View post until Steve over at Glebe House Garden reminded me.... Continue Reading →

A look back at 2016 & hopes for 2017

2016 has been one of those weird years full of changes and challenges - both personal and more broadly.  I pondered last night whether I should write this post in the bubble of my blog world or whether I should... Continue Reading →

Path

"But the beauty is in the walking - we are betrayed by destinations" - Welsh poet Gwyn Thomas Having to some degree drifted through life for the last 10  years or so in the same job, the same house and... Continue Reading →

Boxing Day Flower Count 2016

Curiously the mild winter we are having hasn't resulted in lots of flowers in the garden this Boxing Day.  Last year I had a bumper count at 35 and I put this down to last year's mild winter but presumably... Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas

     

Naoshima – a modern art interlude

After the temples, culture and tradition of Kyoto, Naoshima was quite a surprise. Situated in the Seto Inland Sea to the south east of Kyoto, Naoshima is a small island known for its modern art museums. The  island, with a... Continue Reading →

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