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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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What makes a good border?

So what makes a good border these days? A thought that dogged me on my recent visit to gardens predominantly in Cheshire. And what do we mean by border? Is a good border classed as a typical herbaceous border as... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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Wordless Wednesday: Prunus kojo-no-mai

Early Spring at Ashwoods

Having had a less than good start to the year I was determined to go on a garden visit to John Massey's garden at Ashwood Nurseries organised through my local HPS group.  Not only was it a chance to get... Continue Reading →

Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion)

Ginkaku-ji (The Silver Pavilion) was our first Japanese garden of the tour and delivered on many of the archetypal Japanese garden elements. I've already shown you the Golden Pavilion, the garden of Yoshimitsu, and the Silver Pavilion is the garden... 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 →

Malvern Autumn Show 2016

I am so lucky to live where I do and days like today just remind me of this.  My eldest and I decided at very short notice that we fancied going to the Malvern Autumn Show.  It is literally a... Continue Reading →

Suffolk and N Essex Garden Tour – Day 2

Day 2 of our tour welcomed us with lovely sunshine and we set off optimistically to our first garden - Ultingwick, nr Maldon.  I was looking forward to visiting this garden as I have been friends with its owner, Phillippa,... Continue Reading →

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