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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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End of Month View – November 2016

I initially started this post by saying that as I have been away most of November very little has happened to Hugh's Border, the focus of this year's End of Month View.  How very presumptuous of me! Of course things... Continue Reading →

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End of Month View June 2016 – Hugh’s Border

A quick End of Month post from me as to be honest I had lost track of where we are in the month.  The garden is at its most full and even more so given the amount of rain we... Continue Reading →

Let there be light

As gardeners we need to be continually adapting, whether it is to changing weather patterns, replacing ailing and much loved plants or in my case losing the tree canopy from the woodland end of the garden; to the extent that... Continue Reading →

Emerging from the Elderberry

I am sure we all have bits of our garden that we really struggle with and to be honest turn a blind eye to.  I also bet that those areas are ones which are possibly in difficult to get to... Continue Reading →

Ferny Make-over

It's interesting how your approach to the garden changes when you have time on your side.  I don't mean a few hours but when you have a couple of weeks with few plans and so you can ponder and potter... Continue Reading →

End of Month View – March 2015

Well March has been a blustery month from start to finish and last night was the worst for some time.  Whilst the temperatures haven't been particularly low for the time of year I think we have been lacking in sunshine... Continue Reading →

Embracing the slope

Sometimes you happen upon a speaker or hear a talk which causes you to have one of those light bulb moment.  Such an occurrence happened this weekend at the Alpine Garden Society annual conference in Stratford.  The majority of the... Continue Reading →

Japanese Fern Border

I mentioned in my last post that I had created a new border - the Japanese fern border. My patio is quite shady on the garden size and is edged with a long narrow border which is backed by a... Continue Reading →

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