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 →
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 →
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 (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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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