nature

Silence Fills The Void

Reading time 5 minutes

It’s awfully peaceful outside. You must have noticed? Since Monday there’ve been no bellowing workmen, no reversing delivery lorries, no aeroplanes, no taxis using […]

Read more

Eternal Eden

Reading time 5 minutes

  I can smell Cornwall before I can see it. Driving across the ancient border between Devon and Cornwall at night it’s pitch black, […]

Read more

Wonder Walls Part II

Reading time 8 minutes

  Each time I return to the West Country I am reminded just how damp it is compared to Kent. A crude comparison of […]

Read more

Nature Knows

Reading time 2 minutes

Walking in the Kent countryside this afternoon I am reminded that, beyond the confines of our garden, spring is not quite as far advanced […]

Read more

Daily Flower Candy: Balanophora harlandii

Reading time 2 minutes

My knowledge of parasitic plants is limited to say the least. It extends no further than dodder (Cuscuta epithymum) and toothwort (Lathraea clandestina). But […]

Read more

Plants and Peace on The Peak

Reading time 8 minutes

One of the many wonderful things about writing this blog is that I am slowly building up an invaulable record of what I did […]

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

Daily Flower Candy: Viper’s Bugloss

Reading time 3 minutes

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of echiums. I love their jewel-coloured flowers, the way they attract […]

Read more

Wildflowers of Cornwall

Reading time 4 minutes

Clockwise from top left: herb robert (Geranium robertianum); hart’s tongue fern (Asplenium scolopendrium); lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria); Alexanders / wild celery (Smyrnium olusatrum); common […]

Read more

Hangers-On

Reading time 2 minutes

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

Read more

Whitstable Castle Gardens, Kent

Reading time 5 minutes

On our frequent visits to Whitstable, we’ve often been intrigued by a glinting weather vane, perched high above the trees at the Tankerton end […]

Read more

Wise Words from a Visionary King

Reading time 1 minute

“Throughout the centuries, the Bhutanese have treasured their natural environment and have looked upon it as the source of all life. This traditional reverence […]

Read more

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

Join 8,034 other subscribers

Wordpress users click to subscribe here

Follow The Frustrated Gardener