Winter Garden

As we hurtle towards Spring I’ve been thinking ahead to next Winter. I always joke that I am a fair weather gardener and I don’t tend to venture out between November and April. But I think this may partially be because my garden is very much a Spring garden. Everything looks very bare and sparse…

Autumn Garden

Hello! I’m back from my little jaunt in Italy and in my absence it feels like somebody flicked a switch and it is now most definitely Autumn.  The garden isn’t doing too badly.  My ‘Nelly Moser’ clematis has had its second wind and is now flowering for the second time. This flower is coming to…

Climbers Update

If you read my post Climbers then you’ll know how excited I was to buy my first climbers this Spring. I planted a Passionflower, a “Multi Blue” Clematis, a Jasmine and a “Nelly Moser” Clematis.  And OH MY GAWD they have all started to flower!    I forgot to take a photo of the Jasmine so here’s a…

Clematis

Almost as soon as I pressed the publish button on my previous post I decided I’d placed my clematis’ the wrong way round.  So this morning I took a risk and swapped them over. Thing is the Nelly Moser was a late addition whereas if I’d bought them all at the same time I’d have done this…

Climbers 

Just after Easter I decided I wanted to buy an arch for our garden. I’ve wanted one since we went on a garden safari last year and saw several.  Being a nervous sort I was worried about spending a lot on an arch in case it didn’t work out. What if it looked stupid or didn’t suit…

Mum’s Garden 

We’re spending the bank holiday weekend with my parents in West Sussex.  I enjoy the drive down as it’s so pretty. There are always lots of wild flowers sprawling everywhere. I wouldn’t want them in my garden though, bit too messy for me. Perfect for a cottage garden or meadow. That sort of thing really…