I’m often asked by non-gardeners for advice on what to do with the patch outside their back door. Where do you start?
In my previous post “What is a garden for?” I suggested that a garden helps us live our lives outside of ourselves, physically and mentally. You can find that post here. My second idea is simple. My garden is for looking out onto like watching a slowly changing painting, changing during the day with movement
With the recent sunshine some of my more useful garden plants have gone quite mad and started spreading and growing and flowering. I love them and am very happy for them to go as mad as they like. Here they are: One Clematis Montana rubens, possibly the variety Elizabeth or similar which is useful to
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………..
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
How to have colour in the cottage garden style town garden without it being too much work for one person to manage. Well I would…
It's my 67th birthday today and here is a very short story of my gardening life through six decades. [caption id="attachment_1756" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Mum and…
One Here's a pink pulmonaria, known as lungwort because of the spots on the leaves. I think this variety is "Raspberry Splash". It's evergreen here…
everybody thinks it's true" - Paul Simon 2007 We gardeners think about and work towards the future - we are assuming a future. We are…
After attending Adam Frost's September Masterclass, I wrote in a previous post about his ideas for thinking about designing and using your garden space. Adam’s…