Category: Blog

  • July 2021 – halfway through the year

    I’m feeling as I usually do by this stage of the growing year, too much to do and not enough...

  • June – What the weather brings…

    T S Eliot famously wrote that April was the cruellest month, but he never saw this May. It has been...

  • May – Everything in the garden is blooming

    It’s that time of year when everything takes off and if you dawdle, you’re left lying in a heap as...

  • April – We are open!

    April is here and we are thrilled to be open again. Every season has particular joys for me and if...

  • March 2021

      It was when I saw the blisters on my hands that I realised just how much time I’ve spent...

  • February 2021

    Well here we are again, I think we can all agree that this was not the start to the year...

  • January 2021

    So here we are again at the beginning of a new year with plans for our gardens and possibly (or...

  • December 2020

    I’m writing this at the tail end of November and two things strike me. One is that I am so...

  • November 2020

    There is a special quality to the light in November. A few days ago I was driving home and the...

  • October 2020

    October is the time of year, for me at least to reflect back on the garden year and what’s happened...

  • September 2020

    A couple of plants I’m really fond of are Dicentra formosa or Wild Bleeding Heart and Kniphofia rooperi, the red...

  • August 2020

    One of the things about a garden being left to its own devices for three months is that everything will...