The Patient Gardener

For the love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but always grows and grows to an enduring and ever-increasing source of happiness – Gertrude Jekyll


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Sissinghurst – a Romantic Confection

As I was staying in Sissinghurst village for my visit to Great Dixter at the lovely Milk House, which I would thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting that area, it would have been madness for me not to visit Sissinghurst garden.... Continue Reading →


End of Month View – January 2014

I've been umming and arhing about what I should focus on this year for the End of Month View.  I like to have a new area to look at each year.  Last year I bored you with my front garden... Continue Reading →

My Dream Garden

Stone House, WorcestershireThis post is written as part of the Grow Write Guild - this week the theme is Your Dream Garden When I sat down to write about my dream garden I closed my eyes to try to bring... Continue Reading →

End of Month View – May 2012

Another month over and it couldn't have been one of more extremes.  Nothing but rain and low temperatures at the beginning and then no rain just unseasonably high temperatures the last few weeks.  There seems to have been no transition... Continue Reading →

Tulip Mania peaks

We nearly had a perfect English Sunday outing this weekend.  We decided that it would not be sensible for me to go to Spetchley Rare Plant Fayre as I would only end up with more plants that I would then have... Continue Reading →

Quientiscentially English

This Saturday I spent a pleasant afternoon at a friend's garden.  She had opened it for our garden club and it was immaculate.  Despite, or maybe because of, the rain the night before and yesterday morning everything was looking perky... Continue Reading →

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