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


  • 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
  • En Vacances


    A holiday is a time to rest, recuperate, to discover new things and places, to consider things, make big decisions, make small decisions or just to be. A... Read more

    Posted on 17 May 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Book Review: My Life with Plants

    Book Review: Life with Plants

    It was with some trepidation that I agreed to review Roy Lancaster's My Life with Plants; after all commenting on the writing of someone who is held in such hig... Read more

    Posted on 12 May 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • End of Month View – April 2017

    Month View April 2017

    The front garden is really coming into its own now and delivering the vibrant colours I hoped it would. The tulips are just beginning to go over but I will... Read more

    Posted on 29 April 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Camassia Time

    Camassia Time

    I have been looking forward to this time for a few weeks now - its time for the Camassias to flower. I love Camassias. I love their height, the intensity of... Read more

    Posted on 22 April 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Foliage Follow-Up – April 2017

    Foliage Follow-Up April 2017

    Sorry I'm a day late in joining in Pam's Foliage Follow Up although to be honest it is months since I last joined in but I'm sure she will forgive me. I though... Read more

    Posted on 17 April 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: April 2017

    Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: April 2017

    I have finally got my act together and am joining in with the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day meme for the first time in 2017. I thought I would start with Dicentra... Read more

    Posted on 15 April 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • In a Vase on Monday: Epimediums

    Vase Monday: Epimediums

    This week's vase is a simple one. The 'vase' was made for me by my eldest son today. It is essentially a log which he has carved out and filled with an old... Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Hint of Summer

    Hint Summer

    We have been truly spoilt this weekend with temperatures more akin to June than early April. It has been a wonderful opportunity to get on and sort out... Read more

    Posted on 09 April 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • An Eccentric English Day out

    Eccentric English

    The long term readers of this blog will know that I have a quiet appreciation for fast cars particularly of the vintage type so I'm afraid you will need to... Read more

    Posted on 02 April 2017 HOME
  • End of Month View: March 2017

    Month View: March 2017

    The front garden is beginning to come into its own with the small narcissus and Euphorbia flowers bringing some real zing to the border. You may recall that... Read more

    Posted on 31 March 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • In a Vase on Monday – Daffodils

    Vase Monday Daffodils

    Well it was only a matter of time before daffodils were the subject of the In a Vase on Monday post. Many of these were blown over in the winds at the end of... Read more

    Posted on 27 March 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Blossom is Go!


    How did the garden get away from me so much already? It might look nice in these photos but lurking in the borders is an army of Hairy Bittercress, Creepy... Read more

    Posted on 25 March 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • French Dressing

    French Dressing

    Most readers will be aware that I have recently re-embraced my love of embroidery. However, what you might not know if that deep down in side me I have a love... Read more

    Posted on 17 March 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • In a Vase on Monday: Yellow

    Vase Monday: Yellow

    I've never cut Forsythia for the house before and I really pleased I have chosen it for this week's Monday Vase post. My forsythia bush is to be pitied. It... Read more

    Posted on 13 March 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Year of Stitches: Day 28-70

    Year Stitches: 28-70

    Back in January I shared a new project, called a Year in Stitches and I thought it was time to do an update. Essentially the idea is that you stitch each day... Read more

    Posted on 11 March 2017 GARDENING, HOME