Whatever the Weather

Since the end of August the garden has taken one battering after another. In Broadstairs we have experienced gales from every point on the compass, heavy rain and unusually chilly nights. By the end of September both the Jungle Garden and the Gin & Tonic Garden looked more like they usually do in early November. […]

Read More

A Sight for Sore Eyes

  I’ve been back from China for 6 days and still the jet-lag drags on. At about 3pm every day my vision starts to blur and I begin to feel overwhelmingly tired. It’s because my body thinks it’s 11pm, which is almost past my bedtime. Then in the morning I am wide awake at about […]

Read More

The Remains of the Day

There comes a point every year when I begin to lose sight of our London garden. It’s nothing to do with my failing vision (although I do like to sport a natty pair of specs), or exuberant foliage, but everything to do with the shortening day-length. Come October there may be a few precious moments […]

Read More

Sissinghurst – Crazy for Colchicums

I am guilty, guilty of having twice visited Sissinghurst this year and not having posted¬†anything about it. Had this been any other garden I might have been forgiven, but on both occasions Sissinghurst¬†was in its prime and more than worthy of sharing with you. I may still do so in the depths of winter when […]

Read More