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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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Foliage Follow-Up – April 2017

Sorry I'm a day late in joining in Pam's Foliage Follow Up although to be honest it is months since I last joined in but I'm sure she will forgive me.  I thought I would take ferns as a theme... Continue Reading →

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RHS Malvern Spring Show 2016

I can't remember the last time I went to RHS Malvern Spring Festival and it wasn't freezing cold and/or raining.  This year we were treated with a beautiful sunny day which really bought the plants to life especially in the... Continue Reading →

End of Month View – April 2016 – Hugh’s Border

Hugh's Border has really filled out in the last month especially with the hostas planted under the Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' emerging. I am determined to crack this border this year.  It looks Ok but in previous years there has been... Continue Reading →

My Garden This Weekend – 7/2/16

What a glorious morning we have had today especially given that yesterday we had at least 14 hours of non-stop rain.  Having spent yesterday feeling sorry for myself with a bit of  head cold and a blocked ear which has... Continue Reading →

Ferny Fascination

It is very reassuring in life to discover that your proclivities are shared by others, you get an unexpected sense of connection and understanding.  Before you wonder what on earth I am  whittering about or whether this is another of... Continue Reading →

Ferny Make-over

It's interesting how your approach to the garden changes when you have time on your side.  I don't mean a few hours but when you have a couple of weeks with few plans and so you can ponder and potter... Continue Reading →

An update on the Hardy Exotic Border

As I have been weeding the Hardy Exotic Border this evening I thought I would give you an update.   The border was first planted a year ago this month.  The premise is that it is an opportunity for me... Continue Reading →

Foliage Follow Up – November 2014

With my interest in plants becoming more and more foliage based there are few flowers in the garden at the moment.  However, the garden is still full of colour and texture from the various evergreens.  I adore the Melianthus major;... Continue Reading →

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