A snowdrop census 

A week ago there was sleet and greyness and days when the temperature hovered around 2 degrees. The last few days have seen weather mild enough to encourage the winter weary gardener outside. We cut the grass for the first time, cut down almost everything in the prairie beds and gave them a thoroughly good … More A snowdrop census 

A mousemat of crocuses

A  little rise in temperature, another quarter-hour of daylight, a couple of days with some sunshine and this week  the garden surges with energy. Under the somewhat sulky teenage oak tree, a being of gangly limbs, unsightly growths and increasing girth and vigour, I have started to establish a carpet of Whitewell Purple

September flowers

A little late for the very middle of September, but still within the spirit of mid- month, here is a glimpse of the flower garden here this month. The floweriest borders are the areas we established or revived this Spring, and here the predominant colour garden is purple, in all shades from pale blue through … More September flowers