The Patient Gardener


I haven’t been to Stockton Bury for a month and the borders seem to have exploded with campanulas. For the first time I took my mother to the garden. She has been having a rough time with sciatica so I thought a trip out to a garden and some cake was just the thing.  I don’t think I have been to Stockton Bury at this time of year before, I certainly don’t… Read More

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

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