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


  • The Ninfarium


    Just before Easter I visited the gardens at Aberglasney in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The property was taken on by a Restoration Trust in the 1990s and they are... Read more

    Posted on 02 May 2011 GARDENING
  • End of Month View – April 2011

    Month View April 2011

    They said that March broke records with being the dryest month in something like 50 years but I think that April has been drier. Read more

    Posted on 30 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Valley Garden

    Valley Garden

    The wonderful thing about bank holidays is that they give you an opportunity to go garden visiting and still do all the other things that demand time at the... Read more

    Posted on 28 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Times Eureka Garden – RHS Chelsea

    Times Eureka Garden Chelsea

    Highlighting the importance of plants to mankind’s survival is the theme of The Times Eureka Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Show which is being designed by... Read more

    Posted on 26 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • Table of Delights – April 2011

    Table Delights April 2011

    I introduced a new series of posts back in February entitled My Table of Delights.The posts feature the table on my patio where I have a habit of placing... Read more

    Posted on 25 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • While the Cats Away….

    While Cats Away….

    the plants go mad! I turn my back for less than a week and the garden leaps into action.I read somewhere recently that when you have been away from your garden... Read more

    Posted on 23 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Great Glasshouse

    Great Glasshouse

    It looks like some sort of alien spacecraft lurking on the horizon but it is actually the Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. I have been... Read more

    Posted on 21 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • I’m Late for GBBD!

    Late GBBD!

    I haven’t done a Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post for months. I seem to forget and by the time I notice others the date has passed. Read more

    Posted on 16 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • Tulips Are Go


    The Tulips have been flowering in my garden for at least a week now and seem to be a good couple of weeks earlier than last year but then so is everything else. Read more

    Posted on 14 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • Coton Manor: A Country Delight

    Coton Manor: Country Delight

    Last week I spent a wonderful day at Coton Manor Garden School. After the gardening school session and yummy lunch I had time to explore the garden so I... Read more

    Posted on 11 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • Garden Notebook

    Garden Notebook

    Tulips adding extra interest but need adding to next yearI went to a garden school this week to a talk by Fergus Garrett of Great Dixter. I have heard Fergus... Read more

    Posted on 09 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • Oh No Not a White Garden!

    White Garden!

    I have noticed a worrying trend in my garden and I think I need to take some remedial action sooner rather than later before people start calling me Vita! Read more

    Posted on 06 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • Stars of Spring

    Stars Spring

    It’s funny how Spring really creeps up on you and then suddenly you realise it has sprung when your back was turned.I have had various spring bulbs flowering fo... Read more

    Posted on 02 April 2011 GARDENING, HOME
  • End of Month View – March 2011

    Month View March 2011

    Another month gone by and I feel as though I have been on fast forward for most of it. I have been busy utilising as much spare time as I have at weekends on th... Read more

    Posted on 30 March 2011 GARDENING, HOME