September round up

Yet again, I haven't written much over the summer - there is just too much temptation to be outside gardening, not indoors blogging. Despite 2020 being a bid of a mad year for the world, I got my greenhouse installed and my mosaic built so it feels like I have a couple of hefty projects … Continue reading September round up

May roundup

Things are dry as dust here, with no significant rain for weeks and soaring temperatures.  While its been lovely to enjoy the garden in the sunshine, all three water butts are empty and the ground is rock hard. Hard to believe we were swimming in mud back in February.  This is a quick round up … Continue reading May roundup

Echium: a tale of love and loss

A melodramatic title for a garden diva Back in the summer of 2015 I fulfilled a long-standing ambition to visit the Eden Project in Cornwall. Carried away by all the horticultural excitement I purchased two tiny echium plants in 9cm pots. Echium pininana are native to the Canary Islands. They grow into big hairy plants … Continue reading Echium: a tale of love and loss