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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Hi, welcome to blog.
I have been blogging mainly about my garden since 2008 but my proper job is in higher education administration.
I have been very lucky since I started to blog to meet lots of interesting people, learn loads about plants, and visited lots of amazing gardens. These days my posts aren't as regular as they used to be because of work commitments but whenever I come across something interesting or beautiful that I think readers might enjoy I shall try to share it with you