A small town cottage garden can look wonderful with simple, common and ordinary plants that earn their keep by growing away nicely and providing colour, scent, movement, food and shelter for wildlife and year-round interest.
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’m sitting here in my London cottage garden enjoying the silence of the city today so here are six garden photos with no chat in between. London has been strangely quiet today – no one cutting the grass or having a party nearby. One of those rare magical days when
This week I look at what has worked well in the garden and what hasn’t worked so well so that hopefully I can rethink for next year. That’s the plan anyway.
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
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.
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