Gardening Magazine


  • Ancient Rome in California

    Ancient Rome California

    Enroute to New Zealand, we spent a couple of night in Los Angeles and managed to visit the Getty Villa in Malibu – an extraordinary confection filled with... Read more

    The 10 December 2016 by   Danielcarruthers
  • Jobs for December

    Jobs December

    The Garden Smallholder December is a great month to finish tidying, tackle repairs to structures, winter dig and generally plan and look forward to the coming... Read more

    The 14 December 2016 by   The Garden Smallholder
  • The Fourth Sentinel

    Fourth Sentinel

    Way back when the garden was first being developed, at the dawning of the creation of the pond there was also a small stream created that ran from the top of th... Read more

    The 11 December 2016 by   Ozhene
  • Deck the Halls

    Deck Halls

    In the week running up to Christmas, when most were decking the halls with boughs of holly… we were decking.Seating areaWhen I first moved to Chook cottage, my... Read more

    The 23 December 2016 by   Chooksandroots
  • In a Pickle with a Glut of Cucumbers

    Pickle with Glut Cucumbers

    It seems like it was only weeks ago that I posted a blog about my newly planted little "Cutecumber" cucumber plants. And that's because it was only four weeks... Read more

    The 30 December 2016 by   Gardenamateur
  • Hazel Beanpoles

    Hazel Beanpoles

    I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had been promised some Hazel beanpoles. They arrived yesterday. I have long been hankering after poles like these. There is... Read more

    The 02 December 2016 by   Mwillis
  • Lost - One Mojo...

    Lost Mojo...

    I've lost my blogging Mojo, as they say. With the garden being predominantly dormant at present, I'm finding it hard to find anything new to write about, so... Read more

    The 17 December 2016 by   Mwillis
  • In A Vase On Monday – My Mother’s Flowers

    Vase Monday Mother’s Flowers

    Dear Readers, Last Friday was my mother's funeral - one of the hardest days of my life. I am still not quite ready to return to my regular Monday vase making, s... Read more

    The 19 December 2016 by   Julie King
  • A Billowing Cloud of Star Jasmine

    Billowing Cloud Star Jasmine

    Star Jasmine grows quite well in sheltered areas of the UK, but it wasn’t until I saw this magnificent cloud of flowers enveloping a tree trunk and ascending... Read more

    The 21 December 2016 by   Danielcarruthers
  • Lighting the Way


    The silver-leaved tree fern is New Zealand’s national plant. The undersides of the leaves really glow in low light and in the past they were used by Maoris to... Read more

    The 07 December 2016 by   Danielcarruthers


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