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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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Wordless Wednesday 12/4/16 – Erythronium ‘Pagoda’

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Irish Garden Odyssey: The Dillon Garden

Helen Dillon's garden in Dublin left me feeling very perplexed.  It was one of the two gardens I had been really looking forward to visiting on my tour and I was surprised not to feel thrilled at the visit. The... Continue Reading →

Irish Garden Odyssey: Hunting Brook Gardens

Jimi Blake is one of those passionate plants people whose enthusiasm is infectious.  You can't help but smile as he almost bounces along telling you about his unusual ferns or his new fascination with bergenias.  Hunting Brook was the reason... Continue Reading →

Small Triumphs

I think one of the things I love about gardening are the small moments of delight and joy when something has germinated, a planting combination works well, or a gamble pays off.  They are all small triumphs which often only... Continue Reading →

My Garden This Weekend – 12/4/15

I'm sure you won't mind me saying that I am rather pleased with my garden at the moment.  It makes me smile so much especially when the sun shines, as it has been all week, and the small spring flowers... 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 →

End of Month View – January 2014

I've been umming and arhing about what I should focus on this year for the End of Month View.  I like to have a new area to look at each year.  Last year I bored you with my front garden... Continue Reading →

Plans for 2014

I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. To me it seems that you are just putting yourself under pressure to achieve something which will undoubtedly not be achieved and you will feel like you have failed! But that is just... Continue Reading →

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