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The Patient Gardener

For the love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but always grows and grows to an enduring and ever-increasing source of happiness – Gertrude Jekyll

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What makes a good border?

So what makes a good border these days? A thought that dogged me on my recent visit to gardens predominantly in Cheshire. And what do we mean by border? Is a good border classed as a typical herbaceous border as... Continue Reading →

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Windy Ridge 

There is a faint possibility that my gardening mojo may be within faint sight of the horizon, it certainly has been away somewhere for most of this year. However, I am spending a few days with gardening friends visiting gardens... Continue Reading →

End of Month View – October 2016

Well Autumn is truly upon us now.  The Colchicums are flowering, the leaves are falling and the clocks went back an hour last night.  I've always enjoyed Autumn, just as I do Spring.  I remember as a child one of... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Update on the Front Garden

Some readers will recall that back at the start of the year I decided to do away with the front lawn. Since then I have been a busy bee and with the help of my sons the transformation is nearly... Continue Reading →

Notes from the Garden – 13th March 2016

Finally a glorious spring weekend which has seen me bumbling around the garden just like the big lumbering bumble bees that have been visiting the hellebores and primulas.  My head has been spinning with ideas and plans over the last... Continue Reading →

An exotic approach to the front garden from Rob Stacewicz

During my ponderings on the front garden I ended up having one of those late night online conversations with my friend, Rob Stacewicz (Twitter@robstacewicz)  which has led to Rob kindly writing a post for me on his suggestions for my... Continue Reading →

End of Month View 2016 – The Shameful Front Garden!

It's the end of January and so time for a new view for the End of Month View meme.  In a bid to make myself really focus on the front garden I have decided to air my dirty linen in... Continue Reading →

My Garden This Weekend – 20/9/15

We have had a lovely early Autumn weekend which has allowed for some gardening as well as a wander round the local flea fair.  Parts of the garden are looking really good right now and I am particularly pleased with... Continue Reading →

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