The Patient Gardener

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It has finally dawned on me that the best way to photograph the garden is to stand on a garden chair.  That way the viewpoint is above the top of the retaining wall (4ft ish) which holds the garden up above the patio – simple when you think about it! A sort of panorama of left hand side of the garden if you use the orange tulips as the reference point with… Read More

It has been a slow weekend of pottering and faffing around.  We are at that point of the gardening year when you suddenly realise that you have to grab the opportunities to garden when you can both due to the shortening days and also the inclement weather. I haven’t quite got that sense of urgency I often get at this time of year when I realise how many bulbs I have to… Read More

The arrival of Autumn has been more noticeable this weekend with the first flurry of fallen leaves on the paths.  But just as you start to feel sad you spot the first signs of snowdrop leaves beginning to push their way through the soil and you are reminded that Spring isn’t that far away. With that in mind I have been busy planting more bulbs.  The narcissus and crocus went in a… Read More

I have to admit that some of my gardening this weekend was down to sheer contrariness.  The weather on Saturday was showery and blustery and not particularly warm and needless to say as soon as I had finished my chores the sun went in.  However, being of a contrary nature I was not to be deterred, especially, as I am away next weekend and I really needed to get the last of… Read More