Daily Flower Candy: Crithmum maritimum

Reading time 5 minutes

Crithmum maritimum: rock samphire, sea fennel, sea asparagus, sea bean, sea pickle, crest marine “There is a cliff whose high and bending head looks […]

Read more

Daily Flower Candy: Clematis vitalba

Reading time 4 minutes

Clematis vitalba: Old man’s beard, traveller’s joy, virgin’s bower, ladies’ bower, love vine, traveller’s ivy. When the feathery seed heads of Clematis vitalba start […]

Read more

Between the Storms

Reading time 3 minutes

To call this winter a wash-out would be something of an understatement. Parts of the country have experienced double the average amount of rainfall […]

Read more


Reading time 2 minutes

It’s midweek and already my brain has turned to blancmange.  So for everyone’s sake, I’ll keep today’s post simple. Living by the seaside, we […]

Read more

Good Earth

Reading time 5 minutes

‘No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth … and no culture comparable to that of the garden … […]

Read more

Longstock Park Water Garden, Hampshire

Reading time 9 minutes

The River Test in Hampshire is one of the world’s finest chalk streams, renowned for the quality of its dry fly fishing. I am […]

Read more

Follow The Frustrated Gardener and have new posts sent directly to your inbox

Join 8,155 other subscribers

Wordpress users click to subscribe here

Follow The Frustrated Gardener