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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

In A Vase on Monday – Camellia

The vase this week is a simple one which doesn't really require me to say much.  The camellia flower is from a small camellia I have growing in a pot.  It is a plant I rescued from one of those... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Gardeners Companion to Medicinal Plants

Sometimes a book comes along that is just a bit different to the everyday coffee table book on gardens and plants  and The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants is such a book. It is strange but there is something in... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday – Hellebore

In a vase on Monday: White Beauty

Continuing with the stuck in the sofa theme of the last post my Vase On Monday isn't a vase but a potted Hippeastrum. I love Hippeastrums, or Amaryllis as we used to call them. They remind me of my aunt's... Continue Reading →

Musings from the sofa

Yes from the sofa as I have been incapacitated since Tuesday and spent every day stuck on the sofa wary of any movement which might cause me excruciating pain.  It all goes back to an injury I incurred when planting... Continue Reading →

Captured Shore

Being bored with this never-ending damp cold weather I decided to bring a little summer cheer into the house. At Christmas I had muted that I would quite like a terrarium and my son in his own unique way decided... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday – Undercover Bulb

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Notes from the Garden – 5/2/17

What a glorious treat, two whole days of gardening, in fact the first real gardening time this year.  What with injuring my arm just after Christmas planting a Sorbus in the front garden and the icy or wet weekends January... Continue Reading →

Book Review: She Sheds

She Sheds by Erika Kotite is not my normal choice of garden related reading but I was curious so agreed to write a review for Cool Springs Press.  Erika's book explores the idea of 'She Sheds' which are essentially outdoor... Continue Reading →

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