Author Archives: Sara Davison

About Sara Davison

I've been gardening as long as I can remember; initially as a child, learning from my mother, and then with each successive garden I've owned, I've expanded my knowledge and my plant collection. Starting Spring 2014 I'm taking my first steps as a flower farmer, growing British flowers for cutting on an acre of rented farmland in the Surrey Hills.

Sunlight and Shadows – using hard surfaces in the garden

My garden is only small; long and narrow, and with my passion for plants it could not really sustain enough grass to make keeping a lawn worthwhile.  That’s not to say I don’t like grass – a well kept lawn … Continue reading

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Live, from my garden

I’m writing this post in my garden, I won’t be sitting here long as there are tiny biting things in the air, but I just wanted to share the moment. It is so still, the birds are still singing, the … Continue reading

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Russian roulette – for [by] gardeners!

When I started writing this blog I stated that my aim was to share not only my successes, but my failures. So here’s a lesson from me to you. Do not use the cheap wooden coffee stirrers, such as are … Continue reading

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The healing power of the garden

I’ve had one of those weeks; feeling totally frazzled and strung out with work and so tired.  So today I left the office early.  And spent some time weeding in my garden and now feel so much better.  I think … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading 3 – ‘Consider the Lily’ by Elizabeth Buchan

  A novel, this time, rather than a ‘how to’ or garden diary style of book.   I love this book and have read it many times.  Elizabeth Buchan is the daughter of gardening writer Ursula Buchan so in ways … Continue reading

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A busy day

Well the sun has been shining this weekend, perhaps not quite as much as the forecasters predicted on Friday, but I’m not complaining; it has stayed dry and been warm(ish).  Had today to myself, so have probably spent longer in … Continue reading

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Planting up the new garden 1

This is the blank canvas I had to play with a year ago, surely every gardener’s dream, lots of lovely rich soil just waiting to be planted! My brief to my garden designer had been that I would do the … Continue reading

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Latest acquisition

I wanted to share my latest ‘treasure’ for the garden – this is Iris ‘Sinister Desire’ – which is perhaps rather a forbidding name for such a beauty. If you read my last post you will know one of my … Continue reading

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Transformation – complete!

The first photo here is of my transformed garden one year ago today (please note any member of the Hosepipe Police checking in, I’m not contravening the ban; the photo is 12 months old!)  The landscapers had packed away their … Continue reading

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Long weekend ahead…

It’s Thursday evening, it is damp and chilly, the clouds are so low I can’t see the top of the hill.  I’m telling myself we still need the rain; we do, and that it is good for the garden; it … Continue reading

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