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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 – April 2017

The front garden is really coming into its own now and delivering the vibrant colours I hoped it would. The tulips are just beginning to go over but I will definitely be adding loads more to the bigger border for... Continue Reading →

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Wordless Wednesday: Tulips

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RHS Malvern Spring Show 2016

I can't remember the last time I went to RHS Malvern Spring Festival and it wasn't freezing cold and/or raining.  This year we were treated with a beautiful sunny day which really bought the plants to life especially in the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Plant Lover’s Guide to Tulips

  I have to admit that I didn't greet the new The Plant Lover's Guide to Tulips by Richard Wilford, published by Timberpress in association with Kew, with the same incandescent excitement as I did the one on epimediums but... Continue Reading →

My garden this weekend – 19th May 2013

I have been completely immersed in gardening this weekend and its been wonderful.  The sun has shone and now on Sunday evening I have pleasantly achy limbs. I have been busy planting out plants that were waiting on the patio... Continue Reading →

Tulips

Any one who reads this blog will know that I have had a nightmare winter with a badger digging up all my tulips that I had planted in the back garden borders.  Luckily I had decided not to spend too... Continue Reading →

Maybe too many bulbs?

I was watching Gardeners World the other week and they had a bit on tulips featuring a wonderful garden which had a stunning display of  tulips.  I had read about Utling Wick before and how the owner plants around 9000... Continue Reading →

Bulb Obsessive

Many a good gardener I know has a secret seed addiction, I say secret as its easy to hide those guilty unsown seed packets but bulbs? Well its not so easy to hide the sacks and packets bulging with bulbs... Continue Reading →

I adore tulips

I am seriously chuffed with my tulips this year despite the colours not being quite what I expected.  It is all very pink and girly and the flowers are really working well with the blossom on the prunus and amelanchier.... Continue Reading →

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