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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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Windy Ridge 

There is a faint possibility that my gardening mojo may be within faint sight of the horizon, it certainly has been away somewhere for most of this year. However, I am spending a few days with gardening friends visiting gardens... Continue Reading →

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 →

In a Vase on Monday – Indecision

This week was a real struggle so I almost didn't bother to write this post but in life we have to go with the rough as well as the smooth so here's this week's vase. I wanted to do something... Continue Reading →

In A Vase on Monday – Evergreens

So this week's In a Vase on Monday (thats two weeks now) is foliage from the garden, with the obligatory munched corner courtesy of the slugs. I think it is a good demonstration of how a winter garden doesn't have... Continue Reading →

Do you need a garden style?

  It's a strange thing that my thoughts about the garden are at their most clearest in the early hours of the morning when I am supposed to be asleep. I find myself seeing, with what feels like surprising clarity,... Continue Reading →

End of Month View – October 2016

Well Autumn is truly upon us now.  The Colchicums are flowering, the leaves are falling and the clocks went back an hour last night.  I've always enjoyed Autumn, just as I do Spring.  I remember as a child one of... Continue Reading →

End of Month View June 2016 – Hugh’s Border

A quick End of Month post from me as to be honest I had lost track of where we are in the month.  The garden is at its most full and even more so given the amount of rain we... Continue Reading →

Patterns of the Palm House

Last week, on a rare dry day, I made my very first visit to Kew Gardens in London.  It is almost ridiculous that I have never visited before but living where I do it involves at least 6 hours on... Continue Reading →

End of Month View – November 2015

The garden at the end of November reflects my state of mind at the moment.  Slightly chaotic and dishevelled!  It has been ridiculously mild but over the last few days very wet and windy. So mild that I am struggling... Continue Reading →

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