The Fortnight Garden in late May

Yes, I know it is mid-June, but it is been busy! And for this post it was the three-week garden because I had been in Portugal – yes, wonderful! And there will be posts about Portugal on London Traveller. The garden in Suffolk hadn’t grown quite as much as I expected in my absence, but with…

The City Garden – Spring in London

I have been digging, tidying, mulching and feeding since I returned from South Africa at the beginning of the month and the garden in London is finally ready for the summer. There are still some spaces left to fill but the cuttings for these spaces still have some growing to do before they can be…

The Fortnight Garden – Spring in Suffolk

The garden in Suffolk should really be called ‘The Fortnight Garden’ because that is what I am trying to do – make an interesting garden on a few day’s attention once a fortnight. Crazy! I returned from wonderful weeks in South Africa to find the garden in Suffolk hadn’t missed me at all; instead it…

The winter garden in Suffolk

I have tidied up as much as I am going to before I need to start some serious reworking of the garden, and I am actually quite pleased. The garden is just starting its seventh year (where has the time gone?) and every year is more settled, although I am still changing, moving, and adjusting…

Succession Planting in the Suffolk Garden

I am slowly beginning to understand what succession planting might mean – people talk about it as a way of ensuring that there is always something interesting in the garden, but I think it could also allow me to change the feel and character of the garden as the seasons change – like wearing different outfilts at…

The best plants for late summer colour

The Middle-Sized Garden listed plants today which are good for late summer interest in the garden, but didn’t list Japanese Anemones and I would like to add those to the list as they are looking absolutely wonderful right now! I have been thinking about the idea of ‘succession planting’ and so The Middle-Sized Garden suggestions are very…