The Patient Gardener

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  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

On Saturday  I had the pleasure of attending The Beardless Iris Society study day in the depths of Herefordshire.  I haven’t been to a plant study day for a few years now as I think I was just overwhelmed with plant information but the break has reinvigorated me and the programme appealed to my inner plant geek, It was only fairly recently that I discovered that there was a Beardless Iris Society,… Read More

Today I went for a mooch into Herefordshire, my favourite county, to visit The Nest which is opening this Bank Holiday weekend for the NGS.    What a wonderful country garden full of all those plants I love, exuberant, floriferous and fascinating. The property is adjacent to the old Stourport to Leominster Canal which we learned had never been completed and had been out of use for many decades. The owners divert some… Read More

May is a month of Irises in my garden.  The show starts with this gorgeous blue bearded iris.  I’m not sure where I acquired it from or what it is.  I think it might be one I rescued from work when they were clearing the borders by my office. This is then followed by Langport Wren – which is a gorgeous sumptious burgandy.  Its just so rich. It has done amazingly well… Read More