The Patient Gardener

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The Tithonia are the stars of the Big Border at the moment.  I am really pleased with them having grown them from seed.  They were planting out just before the heat wave and then just sat there until the heatwave broke.  They have quickly put on growth and are now flowering their socks off.  I may just grow them again next year. I’m also really pleased with the Knipofia ‘Popsicle’ which were… Read More

It’s interesting how your approach to the garden changes when you have time on your side.  I don’t mean a few hours but when you have a couple of weeks with few plans and so you can ponder and potter without clock watching and worrying about everything you want to achieve in an unrealistic time. Yvonne, a regular commentator on this blog, is often nagging me about the need to sit on… Read More

Finally I can blog again.  With the shorter days I am struggling to take photographs for the blog and being away last week meant that I couldn’t get any photographs for the GBBD post.  But never mind its the weekend and the sun is almost shining so I have taken some foliage photos.  There is still lots of colour in the garden and predominantly from the turning foliage than from flowers –… Read More

The plant that has really stolen my heart at the moment in the garden is the Kirengeshoma palmata.  I only acquired this plant a year ago from Crug Farm and had no idea what I was buying but I found it attractive. The plant overwintered in its pot in the cold frame while I found time to research it and work out where it should go in the garden – always a… Read More