Category Archives: Out of my garden

Posts about things that happen outside of my garden – usually, but not always with a gardening theme

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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Recommended Reading 2 – Helen Dillon on Gardening

Another plant hero of mine, Helen Dillon, gardens in Dublin; it is many years since I visited her garden but it is on my list – next time I’m in that fair city I must plan my trip to coincide … Continue reading

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Exciting news!

I’ve arrived at the top of the waiting list for an allotment – and now have more space in which to garden!  When I applied last year I was warned to expect a long wait, I was about no.24 on … Continue reading

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Celebrating Botanical Art & artists

Visited the Society of Botanical Artists’ (www.soc-botanical-artists.org) annual exhibition in Westminster today, what a treat.  Over 700 works on display meaning that on entering the hall you left behind a dismal damp morning in central London and exchanged it for a … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

This is for all fellow gardeners out there working to make their plot, whatever the size, beautiful. Here in the Surrey Hills it is typical April weather, showers and sunshine; just perfect for making the flowers grow and helping to … Continue reading

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Treats from the RHS

Two trips out of my garden this week – one on Tuesday to the RHS Great Spring Show at Westminster which was choc-a-bloc with treasures.  Mindful that whatever I bought would need to be transported home on the train I … Continue reading

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Community gardening

Spent a couple of hours in ‘my’ other garden this morning, one I share with other like-minded people in the neighbourhood.  We’re reclaiming a partially walled kitchen garden in the grounds of what was once ‘the big house’ locally.  Allotments … Continue reading

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