A Little White Relief….

Well finally we got some snow. It had missed us and snowed to the north and the south of us but finally down in came. We had a good 3 maybe 4" in the end. Prompting endless photos of snowy scenes Topiary anc clipped bushes always look striking with a dusting of snow The snow …

Eternal optimist or Defined pessimist?

Winter is upon us all the garden is dead! It is the time of year that distinctly divides the positive and the negative. Pessimists will look at the garden, with the same gloom that children approached the return to double chemistry, thinking everything is dying and over. Winter is here, time to batten down the …

Bud, Bud Glorious Bud(s)

I'm not sure about taking the song any further though, as Spring and seeing signs of life far from cools the blood as Mud does! Doesn't it fill you with hope and enthusiasm to see everything coming back to life again. It is a wonderful if frustrating time to be a gardener. Our weather at …

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 …

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 …