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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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Spring

Camassia time

I have been looking forward to this time for a few weeks now - its time for the Camassias to flower.  I love Camassias.  I love their height, the intensity of the blue flowers, their presence in the border. They... Continue Reading →

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End of Month View: March 2017

The front garden is beginning to come into its own with the small narcissus and Euphorbia flowers bringing some real zing to the border.  You may recall that last month I said I was thinking of filling the bigger border... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Pulsatilla

In a Vase on Monday – Daffodils

Well it was only a matter of time before daffodils were the subject of the In a Vase on Monday post.  Many of these were blown over in the winds at the end of last week and some had to... Continue Reading →

The Blossom is Go!

How did the garden get away from me so much already?  It might look nice in these photos but lurking in the borders is an army of Hairy Bittercress, Creepy Buttercups and Nettles. I'm normally well on top of things... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Prunus kojo-no-mai

In a Vase on Monday: Yellow

I've never cut Forsythia for the house before and I really pleased I have chosen it for this week's Monday Vase post. My forsythia bush is to be pitied.  It grows right up against the fence and has struggled for... Continue Reading →

Notes from the Garden – 10th April

I think we have had all four seasons this weekend with wind, rain and heavy sleet yesterday and frost overnight but today spring returned which meant I could get on with my planting plans. The focus today was the long... Continue Reading →

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