The Patient Gardener

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September has been a very dry month and has ended with exceptionally warm temperature. a real Indian summer.  Although the garden is dry at first glance luckily because we have had the odd day of rain and there is frequently a heavy dew in the morning the plants are looking quite good. Starting with the smallest area of this monthly post – the hardy succulent trough has really filled out.  When I… Read More

It seems like forever since I wrote the last End of Month View so much so that I couldn’t remember what photos I usually included so this post might be a little hit and miss.  I’ll start with my favourite part of the garden – the new seating area.  The hardy exotic planting behind the bench is beginning to fill out and the Cautleya spicata ‘Arun Flame’ is really adding to the… Read More

We are going through a bit of a floral lull in the back garden at the end of June.  I have just cut back most of the geraniums which had finished flowering so the Big Border isn’t looking as voluptuous along the grass path as earlier in the month.  The focus of the Big Border is meant to be late summer and I am hoping that in about a month the border… Read More

I am sure you have heard of Auricula Theatres well in my garden there is a Succulent Theatre.  This was never the intention when my son constructed this staging for me.  Last Spring I was fed up with this particular bit of the garden.  It is at the end of the patio and is an area of gravel just before my neighbours fence.  I have tried in the past to dig into… Read More