The Patient Gardener

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It’s been a while since I posted a Garden Bloggers Bloom Day (GBBD) post but with my renewed blogging and a sunny morning I thought I would post away. My approach is slightly different to my previous approach.  I have always taken close up photos of flowers especially for this meme but today I have pulled back a bit so you can see the context the plant is growing in, this is… Read More

  As ever I’m late to the party but yesterday was such a nice day I decided to delay sitting at the laptop until this morning and I’m pleased I did as the sky is grey and the garden is being buffeted by a sporadic wind. I like to try to theme my Six on Saturday posts (when I remember to do them) and this week it had to be Irises.  I… Read More

This month the stars of the garden are the various irises and aquilegias.  I have always loved Irises of all sorts.  My love affair started with bearded irises such as Langport Wren above.  Over the years various varieties have come and gone from the garden, mainly due to too much shade, but Langport Wren has ben a stalwart.  Now my garden is more sunny and I have more open border space with… Read More

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty’s glance, And watch her feet,… Read More

As well as the Aquilegas that I showed in the last post, the cottagey theme is continued in my garden with the outbreak of an extreme case of Irisiitis. I am very lucky that I seem to be able to grow Irises in this garden particularly as they are one of my favourites flowers.  The clay soil in my garden probably helps as it provides extra fertility.  The clay soil has an… Read More