The Patient Gardener


Finally and cutting it a little fine here is my Show of Hands post as part of VegPlottings Chelsea Fringe project. She is collecting images of gardeners’ hands and then she is going to compile them into a slide show. You can see more by following this link. I wondered what to do for mine as I wanted something relevant to me. Then today I discovered a huge old Fatsia leaf which… Read More

I was thrilled to  recently be offered a review copy of RHS Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration by Brent Elliott.  Although in recent years my enthusiasm for the show has waned I was curious to learn about the history of the show and to see how it had evolved and whether its focus had always been so predominantly on show gardens as it is now. The book is your archetypal coffee… Read More

I’m not a big one for celebrating the New Year, I find it very over hyped and commercial and people seem to have high  expectations for having an amazing time.  For me Christmas marks the end of the year and I find myself looking forward and making plans before the tree is even down.  In fact my tree is frequently down before the New Year.  I like Christmas I have just had… Read More