Plans are afoot

My garden for the last 9 years or so has become my identity to many people particularly as I have been a serial blogger on the subject.  Even recently at work people have started to ask about my blog and I’ve heard the expression “Helen writes a gardening blog you know” more and more.  Something…

Pondering on the Front Garden project

I suspect I was unconsciously thinking about taking up the front lawn when I decided to feature the front garden this year as the End of Month view.  It made me smile that I made no reference to lifting the lawn in my post but the view of commentators was unanimous that it should go…

My Garden This Weekend

The first weekend of 2015 is coming to a close and the prospect of returning to work after the Christmas break is upon me.  For me any time spent in the garden at this time of year is a bonus. I don’t believe in the approach of putting the garden to bed particularly as I…

Plans for 2014

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. To me it seems that you are just putting yourself under pressure to achieve something which will undoubtedly not be achieved and you will feel like you have failed! But that is just my view. Instead I like to have aspirations and plans which I hope to achieve…

My Garden This Weekend – 1st April 2013

As I mentioned in my post last weekend I have had the last week off work but the weather has not been at all kind to me.  However, saying that it has been nice to relax and spend time with my youngest son, who is home from University.  The snow that fell a week ago…

My Garden This Weekend – 17th March 2013

At last the weather has been kind and allowed me a day in the garden.   The weekend had started well with a visit to Victoria at her new home and meeting her incredibly cute puppy Rufus, who is a scream.  I have known Victoria four or five years,  originally through blogging, and have stayed at…

My garden this week – 13/1/2013

I find this time of year challenging in the sense that I don’t see my garden Monday to Friday due to it being dark when I leave for and return from work.  I have no idea if the witch hazel is flowering, whether the snowdrops are emerging but also blessedly I have no idea what…

Plans

I don’t go in for New Year resolutions as I think they are unhealthy and put you under pressure to achieve something which you will no doubt fail to achieve as you have never achieved it before.  But I have projects, plans and aspirations for 2013 many of them garden related. In practical terms there…

Giving myself a pep talk

It has surprised me recently how many people have commented about the disparity between my blog name and my temperament.  My response is always – “Its aspirational!”probably said with more and more exasperation. I like to think I am a fairly patient person but I don’t suffer fools and moaners gladly and I get frustrated…

Looking forward to 2011

When I was a child I had a Ladybird book which had a page for each of the 12 months and I was completely fascinated by the idea that January was named after the god Janus, the god of doors and gateways especially as it was illustrated with a picture of the god having two…