This blog is not about lawn care, double digging or when to plant your Brussels sprouts although I do grow vegetables and I do dig.
It is about sharing my love of beautiful plants and the ongoing pleasure and pain of trying to turn the overgrown, neglected acre round my sixteenth century cottage in rural Suffolk into a floral Paradise.
Gardeners are supposed to come in two categories: the collectors and the artists. I try hard to reconcile my need to collect more and more plants with my desire to create beautiful garden pictures.
I invite you into my garden to see how I deal with my twin obsessions. I hope to show you some wonderful plants and to tell you how to grow them. Sometimes I will share a peek at other gardens I visit.
I have no horticultural training but I have been gardening for more years than I’m prepared to mention here.
If you have any comments or suggestions I welcome them. Blogs are about sharing, and I hope, making new gardening friends.