Tag Archives: English gardens

#britishflowers hour – Books, books, books; an update from 21 October

Taking over the reins of running this very successful weekly event from Georgie Newbery (@theflowerfarmer on Twitter) was a daunting task but my co-host, Sara Willman (@myflowerpatch) and I found that when we asked the question ‘what flowery/floristry books would … Continue reading

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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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Anticipating Spring

Where does the time go?  The anniversary of this blog passed unnoticed and here we are in mid-March already.  I’ve decided to blame the weather (that and other demands on my weekends) because I’ve barely  set foot in the garden, … 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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Allotment update – the fate of the September sown seeds

At the beginning of this month I wrote how I had started off some hardy annuals from the Higgledy Garden ‘Seeds to Sow in September’ range.  Not only was this because I wanted to get some of my cut flower … Continue reading

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Out of my garden

A week off work this week, and the treat of a few days away to get it off to a good start. Sadly the weather did not quite live up to expectations, September can usually be relied upon to give … 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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