Potato, Set(s), Go….

What a glorious Spring-like week it has been out in the garden. I am very aware winter will be back anytime soon, but still, it is lovely to be working in less layers of clothes for a while. I left you all last week with the Harry Chapin song ‘Flowers are Red’. Browsing the plethora …

Get Out There…..!!!

Well this is it. There are usually good chances to garden at some point during the Six Nations and this is the first. Not too cold, dry all week, even sunshine at times.(in my part of Derbyshire anyway). Get out there and clear up the borders, edge those paths and lawns and see what is …

All the T’s

Technology has obviously had an impact on gardening. There are very few walks of life I imagine that have not been touched to date. Since starting this blog and being thrown into using more technology I have realised just how little my actual job has changed. Yes, there are irrigation systems, the plants I grow …

Banish the Blues

A sprinkling of snowflakes this morning but not enough to down tools. Looking out of the window this morning, to large expanses of clear blue sky, that have now replaced the lovely view of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter I woke up to. I am feeling strangely optimistic for someone who is about to spend …

In From the Cold…

What a beautiful chilly day it has been here in my part of Derbyshire today. It started with me having to scrape the inside of the van windows, front and rear. So it was definitely a hard frost last night, yet this cold was counter balanced by the beautiful clear skies and sunshine we have …

Winter Magic

Many people don’t think there is anything to see in the garden at this time of year and yet there is a long list of plants working hard, right now, to excite your senses. So get outside and have a wander round. If your garden is lacking in winter interest I thoroughly recommend plants such …

First things First….

Hi, Thanks for stopping by, I have been a self-employed gardener for 15 years. I continue to design, build and maintain gardens but thought I would also experiment with sharing some thoughts with the world. Mainly about gardening but flashes of everyday life may intrude at times. So, let’s start at the beginning, with the …