Young Verbena Bonariensis & Alchemilla Mollis

Are women better gardeners than men?

Everyone has their clandestine vices; mine is reading the Daily Mail. Something, which prior to this heroic disclosure, was very much kept under the radar.…

Rescued Broad Bean Seedlings

Rude disturbance loo roll germination experiment

Disaster! Despite continued progress, with the broad beans growing beautifully in the germination trial using loo roll inners, their growth was rudely interrupted. The worrying,…

Magnolia x Soulangeana

Aristocratic Magnolia Campbellii ‘Alba’

By now, the magnificent Magnolia flowering season has probably ended. Though, depending on your location, for the lucky few, it may still be in full…

White Chives

Good progress on loo roll germination

Just as quick follow up to related post entitled ‘The ubiquitous Root Trainer versus loo roll germination saga’, good progress reported on the broad beans…

Ha-ha

Ha-Ha: Not to be confused with laughter

Unfortunately, when first introduced to this lovely landscape design feature, there was no personal incitement of its famous ‘ha-ha’, or in French ‘ah-ah’, sound of…