Category Archives: Creating my garden

Posts about how my garden came into being

Gathering momentum

  I had intended to spend most of the day in the garden today, lots of things to do, but it started to drizzle before lunch and from the kitchen window I can see that the rain is still speckling … Continue reading

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A conversation with my Mum

I’ve inherited my passion for plants and all things gardening from my Mum.  It was she who gave me my first patch of ground and seeds to sow in it; Candytuft and Virginian stocks; and who taught me the names … Continue reading

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Russian roulette for [by] gardeners – an update

Back in May I wrote how the ink lettering on the labels in the dahlias I’d planted had vanished, soaked away into the cheap coffee stirrers I’d used as markers.  As a result I had to employ a bit of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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