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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 – Indecision

This week was a real struggle so I almost didn't bother to write this post but in life we have to go with the rough as well as the smooth so here's this week's vase. I wanted to do something... Continue Reading →

A Year of Stitches – Days 1-26

Having stuck to one of my new year plans (not I'm not using the word resolution) for nearly a month I thought I would share it with you. The project isn't called '1 Year of Stitches' and the idea is... Continue Reading →

In A Vase on Monday – Snowdrops

Finally the first snowdrops are flowering so I thought I would feature some in this week's Monday vase, plus it means I get to enjoy them in the evening when I get home from work rather than only at weekends.... Continue Reading →

A small sewing project

    It is cold and foggy today, not a day for gardening at all which is good as I need to rest my arm having strained some previously injured tendons a couple of weeks back when I was planted... Continue Reading →

Hiking in Yakushima

I haven't written about my trip to Japan for a while but when thinking about how I would address the 'awkward' photo meme I found myself remembering the hikes we made in the temperate rain forest on Yakushima island. Yakushima... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday – Iris foetidissima

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In a vase on Monday: Pretty in Pink

This meme has made me somewhat obsessive about seeking out something to put in a vase on Monday.  I realised that this was the case when I got quite excited to spot some bergenia flowers when my eldest moved his... Continue Reading →

An Award

How jolly my blog has been included in the top 50 gardening blogs of 2016 by Lawnstarter.com.  I am really pleased as the list includes lots of my long term blogging friends especially from the USA. If you are looking... Continue Reading →

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