Monday, 1 July 2019


Things in London have been super hot which has been great for bringing things out, although I am so unfit that this is all conspiring to just turn me into a sweaty mess.

Almost everything is now planted out and over the past 2 weekends there has been much pondering and hard lugging around of pots in the complicated puzzel which is our terrace.

It is of course peak NGS garden visiting season and there are lots of inspiring gardens out there. Last week I went to see a great new one in Herne Hill which will open next year. It was fab with a lovely natural looking stream which is something I have always wanted.

Monday, 15 April 2019


A mid March post which annoyingly was written in Mid March but didnt go live...Things then were beginning to get warmer. Daffodils are out and things are waking up

So far the winter has not been that drastic, and it was only the last cold spell in early Feb that finally killed some things like a hedychium.

I am hoping that overall casualties will be minimal and the bananas are looking ok and like their spring recovery will be quick. 

Now I just have to remember to order my seeds....

My pop up plastic greenhouse to protect the really tender things

All a little snug inside
A Stapelia seed explosion!