Garden centre benches are full of annual plants right now and when aiming to fill baskets and pots, there's a broad range to select from. However, if you're looking for taller plants to combine with perennials in your mixed borders, you may have to seek them out at specialist nurseries or on line - you'll … Continue reading 8 Must Have Annuals for the Summer Border
Last week, having spent a marvellous morning at Mona's Garden in Highgate, London, our group of Garden Media Guild members proceeded to Southwood Lodge, a handsome 18th century house set amidst a most charming garden. The house has previously functioned as a care home and school, but in 1963 it was purchased by an architect … Continue reading Garden Media Guild visit to Southwood Lodge
I've enjoyed an extraordinary week, having taken advantage of a fabulous opportunity to visit two gardens in London with the Garden Media Guild. On a glorious sunny day, myself and a group of fellow members (I'm a newbie probationer), accompanied by our tour leader Mike made our first visit to Mona Abboud's award winning Mediterranean/Australasian … Continue reading Garden Media Guild visit to Mona’s Garden
I can't believe it's March already and as usual I'm late getting on with - just about everything! Chris has been busy in the garden, hedge cutting and clearing last years debris, but my time management skills require improvement, I spend a disproportionate time either with my camera or playing golf! Having taken stock this … Continue reading Five Jobs (those that should have been done by now!)
What could be better - a week off from work, an uneventful drive to the coast and a few days relaxing- bliss. In reality, this was a tad optimistic - to expect a task free interlude would be naive given our past experiences of looking after our garden in Wales. Trepidation started last Thursday when … Continue reading Just another week in Wales – escape of the ‘Aberglasne Two’!
It's been much drier this week and so there's been a flurry of activity in the garden - but not involving me! Chris's tenure as Captain of our golf club has come to an end and so with more time at home, he's had an enjoyable few days starting the annual Autumn tidy. I'll be … Continue reading Six on Saturday- Wales
We've had some fantastic non gardening related news this week - our daughter and her husband are expecting their first baby, our first grandchild. So exciting - we've quite a wait of course as the baby is due at the beginning of April 2022. Back to all things plants and gardens, apart from ordering tulip … Continue reading Six on a Wet & Windy Saturday
No posts for a few months and then two come along together! Having a week off work in lovely sunshine has been great and given me time to re-charge my garden writing and make plans for bulb planting season. Looking back at my last Six on Saturday, I can see that the foot injury I … Continue reading Six on Saturday
Gosh, it's been ages since I added a post to my blog - and so it's time to put this right and what better way than by sharing our experience of the gardens at Aberglasney, a historic garden set in Wales's Tywi valley. The garden has undergone a magnificent restoration over the last 30 years … Continue reading Aberglasney House & Gardens
It's been a few weeks since I've blogged, as gardening and taking photographs presented quite a challenge whilst in a moon boot and dependant on crutches! They're history now thankfully, but it's not all plain sailing - I've found that it's surprisingly difficult to walk properly after the period of inactivity! Fortunately Chris has enjoyed … Continue reading Six on Saturday – back on track!