I am intrigued by writers who garden and gardeners who write. The pen and the trowel are not interchangeable, but seem often linked. (Marta McDowell)
Gardeners want to create an ideal replica of their view of the world. Generally speaking, cultivated plants are preferred to plants that thrive “in the wild”. Hence, they try to eliminate anything they feel does not fit in.
1st October 2016. Last week I cut back the Alyssum and saved enough seed to grow an army of them for next year. Today, as
Cactus, unknown variety. Apricot / orange flower This might look like an ugly fecker, but it’s definitely not. It flowered during June, July and August
28th September 2016. I love growing from seed. So do many people. Browsing the garden centre, supermarket or catalogues for brightly-coloured seed packets is good
It’s bucketing down. Not a day to be outside in the garden, but it occurs to me that rain is nature’s magic at work. It’s