Keeping my optimism up and my hope bubbling as I look in the garden for the small things that tell us nature is moving on all the time.
Small spots of late summer colour amongst the green making them all the more treasured
What can we learn from the resilience of plants and their ability to flourish against the odds? Walking from Sloane Square to Chelsea Physic Garden once a week I walk past many town houses with window boxes and basement areas of paving below their front door. I’ve noticed how plants in pots 10ft or more
An exciting frog invasion, frogspawn, snowdrops, red berries and more
Tree planting, snowdrops showing, decaying leaves, scented shrubs compost and more.
I spent today in the garden – here’s what I did. These stumps are what’s left of salvia Amistad which flowered 5ft high from June to Christmas. The snow and storms finished it off. I suppose I could sit and look at these sticks for 6 months and see if they burst into life next
ONE I squeezed in the last of the tulips anywhere I could find a square inch to put them. Felt relief it was done, then panicked and ordered some more. Then remembered I had already panicked two weeks ago and ordered some more then – now on their way. So ordered black plastic pots from
One My beehive shaped compost bins got completely emptied this week and had produced about 15 bags of fantastic brown crumbly stuff, full of worms and little creatures. Every handful was teeming with life. I filled up my pots, chucked it all around the garden and spread it deep on new areas for planting. Making
Easy to grow shrubs – clematis, honeysuckle, sweet box, pyracantha, kerria, and mahonia.
This baby robin kept me company the whole afternoon just inches from my hands as I gently worked in the border. Our cat slept on the car bonnet and ignored the birds (which luckily he always does.) Here I love the way the Virginia creeper is decorating the cat flap This trachelospermum has, without
In a previous blog I showed how I had neglected to hack back the jasmine on our fence which was now a huge tangle. The perennials underneath were struggling to get some light. I thought I’d made a mistake in not reducing its size in early spring. However, as I sit in the garden this