There are some things that just seem to defy the laws of probability and my son's wood store is one; it really should have completely collapsed some years ago. It was built 6 or 7 years ago before he started... Continue Reading →
Kinkaku-ji, or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is the iconic temple of Kyoto. Dating from the late 14th century, the temple was originally the retirement villa of the shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. After his death in 1408, in accordance with... Continue Reading →
Having neglected the blog and the garden this year I have been beating myself about both. However, I have a week leave from work and have deliberately made no plans as I am desperate for the time to just be... Continue Reading →
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 →
Note to self: plant more of these for next year amongst the grasses. I really discovered Dutch Irises a few years ago but last year the penny dropped that you really need to plant them amongst grasses or grassy looking... Continue Reading →
I had a delightful afternoon visiting Noel Kingsbury and Jo Eliot's garden in deepest darkest Herefordshire within spitting distance of the Welsh borders. I nearly didn't go as I wanted to get on with the front garden but having planted... Continue Reading →
Every gardener I know seems to be saying this last week 'Goodness hasn't the garden shot up this week' and yes we have been blessed finally with warmer temperatures which coupled with the rain has given plants a real boost. ... 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