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 …