The Patient Gardener


It is definitely high, or some might say late, summer as the Ligularia ‘Britt Marie Crawford’ has started to flower.  I have to say I am surprised as it has been so dry this year and I thought the Ligularia would struggle.  Admittedly the display isn’t has stunning as other years but it is still good. The Japanese Anemones have started to flower, again another late summer flower.  I love this plant… Read More

The garden has gone from the soft pinks and blue to basically orange and red.  I have a liking for Crocosmia and they have been slowly increasing in the garden more than I had realised.  The majority are the one above as ever I have no idea which variety it is.   I have bought Emily Mackenzie and Lucifer in the past but I am pretty certain it is neither of these and… Read More

I thought I would join in with Christina’s monthly meme on foliage this month.  Whilst lots of the perennials are still only just emerging especially as the cooler temperatures now seem to be holding things back, there are some plants which are really making their presence felt such asLigularia britt marie crawford. I am so pleased to see this plant looking so healthy.  Last year it suffered with the dry weather so much… Read More

Here we are again at the end of another month and I  normally seem to comment that I can’t believe another month has been and gone but this time it seems ages since I did the last end of month post.  Probably because we have been very busy and fitted a lot in during July. My eldest has been away on one Scout camp (he is a leader) and has gone off… Read More

Well I have missed the date for this month’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – sorry Carol.  The weather has been so miserable that every time I wanted to take photos it was either raining or blowing a gale.  Anyway this morning I decided to get photos of what I could, some of them wont appear here as it was so windy they wereout of focus but here are some of my favourites at… Read More

Well we have been really struggling here in Worcestershire with the heat.  On average around 28 degrees but with the humidity it has felt like it was well in the 30s.  I know garden bloggers in Austin, Texas are dealing with much higher temperatures but we just aren’t set up for it here in the UK.  Air conditioning is not the norm though more and more have it in their cars –… Read More

Surprise surprise it is raining on an English bank holiday!  Before the rain really set in I took some pics of my back garden so here is a tour. This is the patio as you come out of the kitchen.  As you can see there are lots of seedlings waiting to be planted out but its just too wet! My garden slopes up from the house, you can just see a brick… Read More