The Patient Gardener

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Another year and the first Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post of 2015 and I am pleased that I have quite a few blooms to share although you really have to hunt around the garden to find them.  Although I think that is what makes them all the more welcome, they make you get out into the garden and spend time peering into borders. First up is the Christmas Rose which is slowly… Read More

It seems a while since I have done a ‘My Garden this Weekend’ post  partly due to bad weather but also due to other demands on my time.  However, this weekend I had the luxury of a weekend with no plans and despite the weather being changeable with sudden showers I still managed to steal a few hours both days to potter. I think my favourite activity in the garden is pottering. … Read More

This weekend has been excellent from a horticultural perspective.  Saturday was spent at the AGS Snowdrop Conference in Stratford which I shall probably bore you about later in the week.  Needless to say I came away with some new purchases: Galanthus ‘Selborne Greentips’, Galanthus ‘Ding Dong’, Eranthis grunling and Eranthis schwefelglanz.  I am a novice when it comes to snowdrops and claim no level of understanding let alone expertise so I followed… Read More

One of the most frustrating things at this time of year is that I only get the weekends to garden as it’s too dark when I get home from work during the week.  So when the weekend is wet and cold like this weekend I find myself pacing around and staring out the window trying to convince myself that I really do want to garden in the pouring rain. Just to add… Read More

At last a pleasant couple of hours in the garden.  I really struggle at this time of year as with the short days I only get weekends to garden and then I have to do the weekly household chores first so gardening time is very precious. I set off with the intention of preparing the ground to move a shrub which is driving me mad.  It is in direct view of the… Read More