In my opinion, the late, great Alan Bloom has a lot to answer for. While I think he was an unbeatable plantsman (some of his introductions number in my top five garden perennials), he seems to have given gardeners permission to throw away discipline. Sometimes I think that if I see another curvy 1970s ‘island … Continue reading Let’s get some discipline!
So there I was this morning – all chirpy and free like the birds, with a day to spend in the garden. All is going so well down there – things shooting that I never expected to see again, plants establishing nicely with the warmth and a drop of rain. Lots of things ticked … Continue reading A few favourites … daffodils and tulips
So I’m finally getting it! Yeah! The greenhouse that I’ve been longing for. However, as with most things in our life, it’s a long, slow process. The actual greenhouse arrived back on 25 October 2016. It was a present from me to me (courtesy of my mother) to celebrate my 60th birthday. Here it is, … Continue reading More than he could chew?
It’s been a long, difficult winter – and a very long time since I blogged. Hopefully the winter’s treated you well? Today I’m looking back at what now seems like a kind of golden era last summer, and remembering how much I love Scottish gardens. Those who read my blog regularly (when I post!) may … Continue reading Scottish Inspiration 2: Kellie Castle Garden
My recent inspiration hasn’t translated itself to the keyboard. It took a new project and a day or so of much-needed rain for me to get up the desire to write about what I’ve been doing. My pictures are not exactly sparkling, because the weather was rather dull today (a bit like the photographer). Yesterday I finally began to set out the … Continue reading Birth of a Knot Garden