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

Taking the photographs for this post were quite  challenging.  I had forgotten that GBBD was coming up at the weekend so it meant that I had to take photographs either before or after work today.  This only actually gives about a 10 minute window of opportunity in the morning when the light is almost good enough before I go to work as when I get home from work it is dark.  And… Read More

The photo of my Lobelia tupa on this month’s GBBD post seems to have caused quite a bit of interest amongst readers; so I thought I would do a post about it. This is the first year the plants have flowered and I am completely entranced by them.  I grew them from seed last year and they were pretty easy to germinate and grow on.  Once the seedlings were of a reasonable… Read More