My Garden This Weekend – 20/9/15

We have had a lovely early Autumn weekend which has allowed for some gardening as well as a wander round the local flea fair.  Parts of the garden are looking really good right now and I am particularly pleased with the combination of Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’ and the Melianthus major.  I hadn’t heard of the…

My garden this weekend – 21st September 2014

Unlike some parts of the country we have been lucky to have a couple of days rain towards the end of the week.  It was mostly light persistent rain but there were a few real downpours which have filled up the water butts and everything is looking fresh again.  Given that Saturday was a damp…

My garden this weekend – 9th March 2014

Yellow describes this weekend – the sun has shone, the daffodils have bloomed and I have had two happy days gardening. Last weekend having only one day’s good weather I charged around the garden and the same was true yesterday but today, being greeted by a second sunny day the sense of panic gardening eased…

The 20-30 Something Garden Guide – A Book Review

Hells bells my shoddy compost making has been immortalised in print in my friend Dee’s new book – The 20-30 Something Garden Guide. I met Dee last summer at the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling in San Francisco.  We seemed to click with a similar sense of humour so when she put out a plea for…

My Garden This Weekend – 3rd March 2013

This weekend saw a slight increase in temperature and on Saturday the sun was shining.  There was still a nip in the air so I decided that if I was going to spend some time out side I would need to do a strenuous job to keep myself warm. As I have intimated before since…

How not to make compost

I posted earlier this week at the turn of the  year about my plans  for the garden for 2013 and how I wanted to be a better gardener.  An example of my rubbish horticultural practice is my compost bins.  The photo above was taken late November.  If you look through the bamboo on the left…