The Patient Gardener


  Unlike most of the UK we seemed to have escaped the snow except for a light costing on Saturday night (3 days ago).  We have had very low temperatures though so the snow hasn’t melted just frozen over and over again and is now a horrid ice.  I took these photos this morning when I was out topping up the  bird feeders and deicing the bird baths.  There is a special… Read More

I finally got a chance to watch the episode of Around the World in 80 Days based in S. Africa.  I have for some years fancied going to see the Cape and the gardens there.  I knew that Proteas etc came from this area but hadnt realised that Pelagoniums were indigenous as well.  The size of them was amazing.  It was interesting to see the typical Euopean garden and I found myself… Read More