So far my planting has been mainly for the table but I still get concerned about our disappearing urban gardens’ effect on wildlife. Having cut down a juniper bush which had been accidentally trimmed too severely, I decided to remove it. I’ve only cut it down to above ground level as the roots will probably … More The Birds and Bees
A recent trip to a flower show at Tatton Park, Manchester, was a visit only to see if I could get inspiration and ideas to try anything new. A flower show, to a gardener, is like Christmas come early. I was adamant I was not going to buy just because I liked the look of … More I Don’t Buy It!
I am a sucker for whimsy in the garden, although I do like it to be a bit tasteful, and not just fill it with plastic gnomes and artificial flowers. George the dragon, in his mossy coat and blending into the background, contemplates life by the pond. He is mostly concealed under the pink geranium … More It’s Not All Nonsense
It’s bad enough that bees were in danger of being lost thanks to a parasitic virus, but neonicotinoid insecticides were also being approved of by the governments of the United Kingdom and the European Union until recently, when they realised the disastrous results it could lead to. The modern world is so wrapped up in … More Bee-ing Artistic