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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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End of Month View: March 2017

The front garden is beginning to come into its own with the small narcissus and Euphorbia flowers bringing some real zing to the border.  You may recall that last month I said I was thinking of filling the bigger border... Continue Reading →

End of Month View: February 2017

I thought I would use my wide-angle lens to give you a better idea of the whole front garden.  The photograph is taken from the top of the driveway; the gravel path leads to the side gate as the driveway... Continue Reading →

End of Month View – January 2017

This time last year I started the year's End of Month meme with a post about the front garden.  By the time I had finished writing it I was completely certain that my argument that I had a love/hate relationship... Continue Reading →

The new front garden – end of the first year.

The stalwarts amongst my readership will recall that I have had a love/hate relationship with my front garden.  The lawn has changed its shape a number of times over the years but I still didn't enjoy being out there.  Then... Continue Reading →

Update on the Front Garden

Some readers will recall that back at the start of the year I decided to do away with the front lawn. Since then I have been a busy bee and with the help of my sons the transformation is nearly... Continue Reading →

Notes from the Garden – 24/4/16 – Bye bye lawn

So this was the front garden this morning.  Regular readers will know that I have been procrastinating for some time, maybe years, about the front garden and getting rid of the lawn.  I decided this year that it would go... Continue Reading →

An exotic approach to the front garden from Rob Stacewicz

During my ponderings on the front garden I ended up having one of those late night online conversations with my friend, Rob Stacewicz (Twitter@robstacewicz)  which has led to Rob kindly writing a post for me on his suggestions for my... Continue Reading →

Pondering on the Front Garden project

I suspect I was unconsciously thinking about taking up the front lawn when I decided to feature the front garden this year as the End of Month view.  It made me smile that I made no reference to lifting the... Continue Reading →

End of Month View 2016 – The Shameful Front Garden!

It's the end of January and so time for a new view for the End of Month View meme.  In a bid to make myself really focus on the front garden I have decided to air my dirty linen in... Continue Reading →

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