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.
I have spent a week digging, thinning, potting, moving, and replanting and I hope everything in the garden is happy and ready to grow.
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 magnolias are mainly over for the year – glorious, sculptural, waxy, enticing – just beautiful.
I have been digging, clearing and dividing in Suffolk and need a moment to enjoy the colours in the garden. I hope all the bare patches will soon become green and colourful!
It was a mild day in Suffolk, and not raining so I had a chance to tidy up in the garden – a task I had not anticipated doing until March! I cleared Japanese Anemones off the paving and cut down the sedums – both are on the compost heap now. And although it is…
No snow, but spring flowers
Over there the snow has finally stopped and spring has arrived. Here it is early summer.
The weekend weather was mild and so I tackled the garden. The side fence and wall were cleared of clematis and ivy, and rampant rose branches were cut out. A local man is going to build a store for the wood, using pallets left from a neighbouring building. The Japanese Anenomes, starting to scatter seed everywhere, were…
Here the fruits are starting to swell. There the crabapple has just come into full bloom.