Along with fashion and cookery, the internet is awash with gardening blogs, so why do we need another one? What makes this one different from the others? I have no training or qualifications in horticulture. It was more than twenty years from growing my first vegetables until I joined the local Garden Club. Like any other gardener, I have weeds and slugs and problem areas.
But what I do have is a desire to grow plants not usually seen in other gardens. To try the rare, or exotic, or borderline hardy. To experiment, to succeed or fail. I research, I visit, I read, and I memorize. What conditions does a plant need – sun or shade, moist soil or dry, exposed position or sheltered? And more importantly, can I give it what it needs? Because I believe in growing plants in the correct environment and growing them tough. They only get fed once a year, they only get watered at planting time.
I have developed my garden over the past thirty years, transforming it from this:
And from this:
I hope you will share my passion.