Our small back garden in August

I have just taken delivery of a new accessory for my video camera, an Andoer L4 Autodolly. Hopefully it will improve the video record I keep of our garden’s progress. The garden is small but I like to think it is perfectly formed. We have two tubs of begonias that are looking good. The rose…

Grape vine in autumn

Autumn leaves and sunshine provide a wonderful photo opportunity. Our grape vine has turned magnificent shades of red and gold. When I looked out of the back room window and saw the vine glinting in the sunshine I know that I must take some pictures. The vine grows on a trellis around the entrance to…

Gorgeous geraniums

We were browsing around our local garden centre when I spotted some attractive clay pots at a bargain price. There were five left and they quickly found their way into my trolley. I had an idea they would look good on the wall surrounding our garden pond. But the question was what to put in…

Glorious Gazanias


Warning: sizeof(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/7/d348546602/htdocs/gardener/blog-wp/wp-content/plugins/ad-injection/ad-injection.php on line 824

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/7/d348546602/htdocs/gardener/blog-wp/wp-content/plugins/ad-injection/ad-injection.php on line 831

When we were in the garden centre choosing some plants for our tubs the brightly coloured gazania plants caught our eye. They have settled in well and continue to produce new flowers. The daisy-type flowers open when the sun comes out and close up in the evening or on a dull day. The label that…

Camellias blooming well


Warning: sizeof(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/7/d348546602/htdocs/gardener/blog-wp/wp-content/plugins/ad-injection/ad-injection.php on line 824

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/7/d348546602/htdocs/gardener/blog-wp/wp-content/plugins/ad-injection/ad-injection.php on line 831

In spite of the hard winter our camellia shrubs have held on to their flower buds and are putting on a magnificent display. I guess it is a matter of timing as in much milder winters gone by a late frost has caused many of the buds to drop off. I have two camellia bushes…