A real plantaholic who lives and breaths horticulture whenever she can


  • The Patient Gardener

    A blog written by an amateur gardener in the West Midlands of the UK. I am passionate about horticulture and really interested in propogation and learning more about botany


  • Snowdrops


    I have been posting photos of the snowdrops in my garden since Boxing Day but now is the time when the majority of the snowdrops are flowering especially the... Read more

    Posted on 18 February 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • End of Month View: January – Nine Years On

    Month View: January Nine Years

    January 2018Long term readers will know that I have been hosting a meme at the end of each month, unsurprisingly called the End of Month View (or EOMV), for som... Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Small Delights

    Small Delights

    Iris reticulata ‘Eyecatcher’What a beautiful morning we have had today; blue skies and mild temperatures. The garden was positively sparkling this morning and i... Read more

    Posted on 28 January 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Learning to Design Textiles

    Learning Design Textiles

    I made a reference back at Christmas to an embroidery design course that I have been undertaking. Today, with snow stopping gardening and nothing horticultural... Read more

    Posted on 21 January 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • GBBD January 2018

    GBBD January 2018

    Grevillea Canberra GemThe first Garden Bloggers Bloom Day of the year sees a interesting selection of plants in flower, albeit a small choice selection. Read more

    Posted on 15 January 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Winter’s Weekend

    Winter’s Weekend

    Galanthus Ding DongI’ve been slowly adding special snowdrops to the garden for a number of years now.  Nothing very unusual but each year I have bought 2 or 3... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Out with the Old and in with the New


    January – sunrise over Malvern February – Spring, my favourite season March – fashion exhibition at NEC April – Bodnant May – from the Malverns June – Sorrento... Read more

    Posted on 01 January 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • End of Year View – 2017

    Year View 2017

    As 2017 draws to a close I thought I would capture the garden as the year turns.  I could say “in all its glory” but that would be an exaggeration as the... Read more

    Posted on 30 December 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Boxing Day Flower Count 2017

    Boxing Flower Count 2017

    So this is the seventh year I have counted the number of plants in flower on Boxing Day.  It’s an interesting exercise and makes you really look at the garden t... Read more

    Posted on 26 December 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas

    I would like to wish everyone who drops by this blog a Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018.Instead of a plant themed Christmas greeting I am sharing with... Read more

    Posted on 24 December 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • After the Snow

    After Snow

    and we certainly had snow, about 20cm deep in less than 24 hours just over a week ago.  Whilst we have had heavy snow in the past, some four or five years ago,... Read more

    Posted on 21 December 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Fading Beauty and Hellebore Leaves

    Fading Beauty Hellebore Leaves

    As I slowly re-engage with my garden it seems to me that this autumn has been unusually mild.  Even a couple of cold nights this last week seem to have made... Read more

    Posted on 03 December 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Boundaries


    It’s all been about the boundaries the last couple of weeks with a new fence along one boundary and tree surgeons sorting out the neglected beech hedge. Read more

    Posted on 26 November 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Foliage Follow Up

    Foliage Follow

    Well lookee here two posts in three days! Anyway, I have been reading gardening posts this last few days especially those from across the pond because I am... Read more

    Posted on 19 November 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Still Here

    Still Here

    So a while back I posted that I was expecting to be moving, on to pastures new and especially a new garden. I found it a hard post to write and was very... Read more

    Posted on 17 November 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Malvern Autumn Show

    Malvern Autumn Show

    There is something quintessentially English about a flower and veg show that I doubt you could find anywhere else in the world. I love Malvern Autumn Show as... Read more

    Posted on 23 September 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Cars, Countryside, Speed – Whats Not to Love

    Cars, Countryside, Speed Whats Love

    I have confessed before my quiet appreciation of the combustion engine. I have often made the excuse that because I have two sons I've spent a lot of time when... Read more

    Posted on 17 September 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Fourteen Years in the Making

    Fourteen Years Making

    For some reason the title of this post made me think of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address but that was four score years and ten! Anyway, I have had my garden for jus... Read more

    Posted on 28 August 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • What Makes a Good Border?

    What Makes Good Border?

    So what makes a good border these days? A thought that dogged me on my recent visit to gardens predominantly in Cheshire. And what do we mean by border? Is a... Read more

    Posted on 16 July 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge

    There is a faint possibility that my gardening mojo may be within faint sight of the horizon, it certainly has been away somewhere for most of this year.... Read more

    Posted on 10 July 2017 GARDENING, HOME