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. I have to admit to having mixed feelings about this garden visit.  Sissinghurst is one…

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 and before that I looked at the slope, cottage border and woodland border. I have…

My Dream Garden

Stone House, Worcestershire This 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 an image to mind.  Weirdly, it all went a little Disneyish and the fantasy…

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 from one to the other, one minute we were wearing jumpers the next T-shirts.  The…

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 to find homes for. This isn’t a good idea as there is further temptation only…

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 and standing to attention.  The garden is divided into rooms.  There are raised vegetable beds…