The Patient Gardener


As I seem to say every weekend at the moment there aren’t enough hours in the day and I don’t seem to be home enough at the moment to feel I am making any progress in the garden.  However, on Sunday I was determined to finish a project and make a substantial step forward.  I have been dithering around from one job to another and it has all been rather unsatisfactory.  My… 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

Yesterday I popped over to the Cotswolds for a bit of garden visiting with Victoria.  We had  decided to visit Hidcote Gardens and Kiftsgate gardens (they are only 10 mins walk from each other).  First up was Hidcote Gardens, which is a National Trust property, in fact Hidcote is the first garden that the National Trust took on. As this garden was developed at the same time as Bryan’s Ground (see previous… Read More

Have spent a heavenly weekend in South Devon with G – our first trip away and we are both looking forward to many more.  I am very lucky as G is happy to indulge my weakness for visiting gardens so our  plans for the weekend included one garden visit on each of the three days.  Being April we also had wet weather plans but we (or should I say I) weren’t as… Read More