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…

Garden Successes

OK so we’re well and truly in the clutches of summer now. We’ve had a bit of a heatwave where I live, with temperatures reaching the mid-30’s which for us Brits is considered to be hot, hot, oh God why is it so HOT?! We’ve all been slapping on the sun cream and running fans…

Strong Annabelle

I have been looking for something to put in a gap at the end of my garden. It’s been bare since we had some of the fence panels replaced. It just wasn’t the time of year you’d want to risk planting something new so it’s been left abandoned and has thus far served as a…

Hydrangea

Can someone explain to me why one of my hydrangeas has already flowered but my other two haven’t? Is one very early?  I can understand why some plants do better in different climates, different parts of the country etc. But in the same garden? Sitting next to one another? Weird.