The Patient Gardener

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With my interest in plants becoming more and more foliage based there are few flowers in the garden at the moment.  However, the garden is still full of colour and texture from the various evergreens.  I adore the Melianthus major; it hasn’t stopped performing all year.  Grown from seed probably three years ago this plant is around 4ft high now.  I have two other plants all grown from seed at the same… Read More

I’m beginning to enjoy the monthly Foliage Follow Up Meme more than the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post.  It makes you really look at your plants and see what is interesting aside from the flowers. This month I have two new additions to the garden (above) Aralia Cordata Sun King (paler broader leaf) and Sorbaria.  They are to go at the far end of the garden where I am beginning to create… Read More

Things are warming up on my greenhouse, although the temperatures haven’t really yet been high enough for the heater to be put away. It was a bit too grey, cold and windy to do much in the garden yesterday so I spent a couple of hours tidying up the greenhouse.  I have sown, pricked out and potted up.  You can see my broad beans are beginning to germinate and I have  also… Read More