Six on Saturday in The Fortnight Garden

I was hoping for warm weather not very long ago and here it is! The bees are gobbling up the lavender and knautia madedonica! And the clematis ‘Prince Charles’ is making a brave effort, but I think suffering from my neglect – the flowers are quite modest. On the more productive side the quinces promise to…

Six on Saturday in The Fortnight Garden

I have been following The Propagator for a while now and today I decided to ‘have a go’, so here are my Six on Saturday!

Luxmore Gardens, Lewisham

I need to walk and so I am starting a new project in London which will encourage me to go out and which will give me photography challenges – I am going to investigate and visit the parks, nature reserves and green spaces in Lewisham. I read that London launches itself as the first National Park…

Looking for inspiration in Greenwich Park

It has been a chilly, damp, grey day in London, one of those days when you don’t really want to do anything but know you ought to take some exercice. So I took myself to Greenwich Park to compare progress with the London Garden.

The Fortnight Garden revisited

The Fortnight Garden in Suffolk was started in March 2011 – I can hardly believe where the years have gone and the changes during that time!

Dalston Eastern Curve & Open Garden Squares Weekend

Dalston Eastern Curve is a peaceful and calming site created from a derelict railway line and now well-patronised by local people. The black fencing and vibrant mural don’t prepare you for the green haven where gardener Emma plants in deep shade and patches of sunlight. Do visit during Open Garden Squares Weekend, or at any…

The Fortnight Garden in late June

Three weeks had passed since I was in Suffolk and after days of extreme heat I wondered what I would find. There is no watering system in the garden and the plants just have to do the best they can. To my relief the garden had come through – it was dry and clearly gasping…

Dry & shady corner

I have a large laurel tree in one corner of the garden – it was meant to be a laurel bush, providing bay leaves for cooking, but I forgot to prune it… The 30-years tree was uncovered last year when the garden was restructured and it is the area in the tree’s shade which is giving…