Clematis

Almost as soon as I pressed the publish button on my previous post I decided I’d placed my clematis’ the wrong way round.  So this morning I took a risk and swapped them over. Thing is the Nelly Moser was a late addition whereas if I’d bought them all at the same time I’d have done this…

Garden Safari 

Last weekend my husband and I went on a “Garden Safari”. This is a very elaborate name for what is essentially a garden tour. People open up their gardens to the public so everyone can come along and have a nosey.  It was held in a village I used to live in (when I still…

Hydrangea

Can someone explain to me why one of my hydrangeas has already flowered but my other two haven’t? Is one very early?  I can understand why some plants do better in different climates, different parts of the country etc. But in the same garden? Sitting next to one another? Weird.

Pretty it up

We have a path that leads through the garden and part way down there’s a concrete standing. It was most likely a footprint for a greenhouse or garage once upon a time. It’s flat and in a good spot so that’s where we have our garden furniture. But there’s no getting away from the fact…

The Reluctant Gardener

I’ve always been a reluctant gardener. I was never remotely interested. The last place we lived had a garden the size of a postage stamp and it suited me just fine. The only thing I did was mow the grass occasionally and tend my lone hydrangea (which was the only plant that didn’t die on…

Tulips

Today we had seventeen for lunch (including ourselves). I’m not very good at this scale of catering so it had to be an informal affair. Food piled high on a table and plenty of places to sit; inside and out. Fortunately the sun shone brightly for the time we needed it to.  What was really…

Bloom & Wild 

We’ve all used Interflora, or one of their counterparts, before. Valentine’s, New Baby, Get Well Soon… there are loads of occasions where flowers are a welcomed offering. The thing that makes Bloom&Wild a bit different is that as well as offering beautiful hand tied bouquets they also offer Letterbox Flowers. Now before you shoot the idea of flowers…

Spring Flowers

We’ve had the mildest, wettest Winter on record… the weather people love to say “on record”. I’m certain it’s their favourite thing. As a result all our Spring flowers have made an early entrance. I for one, am loving it. When these flowers usually appear around March I go a bit doolally with excitement. I…