The Patient Gardener


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 am also one of those people who easily feels a strong sense of failure if I say I will do something and then I don’t so I have become very wary about… Read More

The first weekend of 2015 is coming to a close and the prospect of returning to work after the Christmas break is upon me.  For me any time spent in the garden at this time of year is a bonus. I don’t believe in the approach of putting the garden to bed particularly as I need to spend time outside and with plants on a regular basis to keep me sane.  Even… Read More

I have an addiction which I have tried to deny over the past year but I have now come to the conclusion that I have to embrace the addiction and find a way to make the most of it. What is my addiction? Propagation!  I just can’t help myself.  I get a thrill from sowing seeds and seeing them germinate and taking cuttings.  I tried very hard last year to curb these… Read More

When I was a child I had a Ladybird book which had a page for each of the 12 months and I was completely fascinated by the idea that January was named after the god Janus, the god of doors and gateways especially as it was illustrated with a picture of the god having two faces – which I found slightly disturbing!!  A lot of people spend time at this point in… Read More