The Patient Gardener

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I thought as I was at the start of two weeks annual leave with no plans for going away just pottering around that I would start it with giving you a tour of the garden.  I have done this in the past but  not for a while and I enjoyed Loree’s tour of her garden so much I am copying her. So lets start at the kitchen door – above is the… Read More

Some of the foliage in the garden at the moment is nearly as bright and colourful as the flowers.  The Coleus Henna is looking wonderful after a bit of a rocky start when the weather was so hot.  I have a pot full of 6 of these plants and they really look wonderful en masse with nothing else to distract. I like this monthly meme as it makes me look past the… Read More

Yet again I have had little time to do proper gardening this weekend and I have to say it is beginning to get to me.  Also as I have started to go swimming to get fit I have found my evening gardening time reduced so I have decided to reduce my swimming until the evenings are too dark to garden.  I think all my other non-work commitments are now complete so hopefully… Read More

I don’t feel as though  I have spent much time in the garden this weekend.  Partly, as you can see it has been raining and when I say raining I mean a lot of rain.  Which is excellent as the ground has been so dry for so long. The dahlias are really coming into their own and I am so pleased with the choices I made this year from Sarah Raven.  I… Read More

I have a real weakness for a parcel, I adore receiving them.  In fact the actual receiving of the parcel is often more exciting than the contents which is why I love internet shopping.  I also like eating, well who doesn’t, although I am now on a diet but more of that later.  So when I came across Foodie Penpals via @Carllegge on twitter I was curious.  I umm’d and arh’d for… Read More

The End of Month View is a day early this month as I have signed up to FoodiePenpals and you are meant to post  about your food parcel on the last week day of the month e.g the 31st August.  I’m not sure how long I will continue with Foodie Penpals but I will also continue with the End of Month View post although it may end up moving to the Start… Read More