I’ve been thinking about what a garden is for and will present one idea in each short blog over the next few weeks. By garden I want to include any space outside your home where something grows. It could be a window box, balcony, pot by the front door or a garden of any size.
In the garden on 21st March 2019. The first time I’ve sat and had a coffee in the garden this year – it’s a milestone and felt a real treat. These lovely Epimedium flowers only look so nice because I remembered to cut off all the winter foliage in February before the flowers
I want to grow flowers early in the year to cut for vases indoors. However I don’t have room for a cutting patch. What to do? Well last autumn I crammed spring bulbs into 6 big plastic pots. I’m pleased to say they are coming up and I can cut a few every few days
On my 67th birthday here’s a short story of my gardening life so far – it had a late start………..
Here are Six Signs of Life in my garden and Chelsea Physic Garden this week. Six plants providing scent, colour, food for wildlife or bursting into bud ready for the Spring
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.
Here are 6 tulips that have done well this year despite the crazy weather. Sadly most are over now so I will buy more late season tulips for next year.
My Mum is now 103 years old and still gardening. Here is the story of how she inspired me to enjoy gardening.
Lovely photos and some views and ideas from my visit to the world famous garden at Great Dixter in Kent.
February 2017 in the cottage garden things were further on than they are today – daffodils were already out
Thinking about those wonderful gardeners, past and present, who have inspired us all to enjoy our outdoor spaces whatever the size.
On my new blog here is my personal view of a cottage garden style which I aim to create here in my North London city garden.