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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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Camassia time

I have been looking forward to this time for a few weeks now - its time for the Camassias to flower.  I love Camassias.  I love their height, the intensity of the blue flowers, their presence in the border. They... Continue Reading →

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In a Vase on Monday: Yellow

I've never cut Forsythia for the house before and I really pleased I have chosen it for this week's Monday Vase post. My forsythia bush is to be pitied.  It grows right up against the fence and has struggled for... Continue Reading →

In a Vase on Monday: A Bowl of Hellebores

It seems inevitable that hellebores would feature this week especially after seeing so many at Ashwood Nurseries on Saturday. I have realised that I have quite a few hellebores in the garden particularly as I seem to be in the... Continue Reading →

In A Vase on Monday – Camellia

The vase this week is a simple one which doesn't really require me to say much.  The camellia flower is from a small camellia I have growing in a pot.  It is a plant I rescued from one of those... Continue Reading →

In a vase on Monday: Pretty in Pink

This meme has made me somewhat obsessive about seeking out something to put in a vase on Monday.  I realised that this was the case when I got quite excited to spot some bergenia flowers when my eldest moved his... Continue Reading →

In a vase on Monday – Winter Bear

As I am hopeless at sticking to things I will not start this post by saying that I intend to participate in Cathy's weekly In A Vase On Monday meme. Instead I will aspire to take part more than I... Continue Reading →

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – April 2016

The garden is sparkling with colour, lots of spots of colour much like an impressionist painting and I have to say that this is certainly my garden's best season.  The colour and shimmer is created from lots of small flower... Continue Reading →

Notes from the Garden – 10th April

I think we have had all four seasons this weekend with wind, rain and heavy sleet yesterday and frost overnight but today spring returned which meant I could get on with my planting plans. The focus today was the long... Continue Reading →

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 15/2/2016

February is really becoming hellebore time in my garden although unusually I haven't added to the collection yet this year although I am sure there is still time. Above is a selection of some of those that are looking good... Continue Reading →

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