The Patient Gardener


Despite being December and the start of winter there is still a lot of foliage interest in the garden and hopefully most of it will remain now all winter. I love Cyclamen and more so for the vast differences in the patterns on the leaves than the flowers which seem very similar to me.  The patterns and variation on the leaves can differ dramatically within each species.  The one above, Cyclamen hederifolium, is… Read More

I may be patient but I am also incredibly forgetful when it comes to names and what is growing in my garden.  It doesn’t bother me too much as I do remember I have plants when I see something in a nursery and then there is always the surprise and pleasure when I discover a forgotten gem lurking in the border. This weekend it was Arisarum proboscideum or ‘Mouse Plant.  You will… Read More